posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 12:45 PM
For those that might not know, the metal library is legendary and not someting "new", and many, amongst others Däniken, have spoken about it
throughout the decades. Apparently, it is supposed to be a sort of "Time Vault" keeping the records and artifacts of an ancient civilisation,
although exactly what civilisation, is not fully known.
Something I found interesting with the pics, was one of the figures; more specifically the large on in the front. I wondered if it was supposed to
depict the actual size of the being, or if it was just symbolic? The woman beside it, standing somewhat in the background, seems to be of 'normal'
size and the larger being seems
to be meant as actually being that large, but if that is actually the case, I do not know for a certain.
In any case, this large being is interesting in the way that according to several claims from discoverers throughout the years, that have supposedly
been inside the vault, the library is supposed to contain, as previously said in the thread, a large Sarcophagus with a very large skeleton covered
One such discoverer throughout the years, was Patronio Javarelly;
Jaramillo stated that he had entered the library in 1946, when he was 17 years old. He was shown it by an uncle, whose name has gone unrecorded but
who was known as "Blanquito Pelado" (a loving description of the man's appearance). He was apparently on friendly terms with the local Shuar
population, who invited him to see a secret in gratitude for the kindness and goodness he had shown towards the tribe.
Jaramillo entered the system at least once after that. On that occasion, he saw a library consisting of thousands of large, metal books stacked on
shelves, each with an average weight of about 20 kilograms, each page impressed from one side with ideographs, geometric designs and written
inscriptions. There was a second library, consisting of small, hard, smooth, translucent—what seemed to be crystal—tablets, grooved with parallel
encrusted channels, stacked on sloping shelves of trestled units covered in gold leaf. There were zoomorphic and human statues (some on heavy column
plinths), metal bars of different shapes, as well as sealed "doors"—possibly tombs—covered in mixtures of coloured, semi-precious stones.
There was a large sarcophagus, sculpted from hard, translucent material, containing the gold-leafed skeleton of a large human being. In short,
an incredible treasure, stored away as if hidden in preparation for some upcoming disaster. On one occasion, Jaramillo took down seven books from the
shelves to study them, but their weight prevented him from replacing them. It also meant that they were too heavy to remove from the library and
reveal to the world. Jaramillo never produced any physical evidence for his claims, which may explain why he wanted to live in the shadows of this
story. Hall did ask him why he never took photographs. "He said that it would not prove anything." Other discoveries, such as the infamous Burrows
Cave in the United States, prove that seeing actually isn't believing. Still, Jaramillo stated that he had left his initials in these seven books so
that, if the library were ever discovered, it could be proved that it was he who had entered it.
The following is a overall description of what the vault is supposed to contain;
General Description of the Treasure of the Tayu (Tayhuantinsuyu)
1. A library consisting of thousands of metal books on shelves, each weighing about 20 kilograms, pages stamped on one side with ideographs,
geometric designs and inscriptions.
2. A second library of hard, polished, rectangular, translucent plates, each with parallel, encrusted channels, laid on gold-leafed trestles.
3. Hundreds of zoomorphic and human statues, some on heavy plinths, representing various species of animals and insects, also humans in different
positions displaying a variety of emotions.
4. 'Metal' bars of various shapes, together with toys and piles of alluvial gold.
5. Instruments for making buttons and jewellery.
6. Sealed doors (possibly tombs) covered in semi-precious stones.
7. A sarcophagus of translucent material containing a large, gold-leafed, human skeleton