In 1976, Scottish engineer Stan Hall organized a landmark expedition to the caves of the Tayos Indians in Ecuador, involving a dozen institutions, joint Special Forces and astronaut professor Neil Armstrong as Honorary President and participant. Hall was driven by curiosity about Erich von Däniken's report of a Metal Library allegedly found in the caves by investigator Juan Moricz in the mid-1960s (published in von Däniken's 1972 blockbuster Gold of the Gods). The story was considered unacceptable within an orthodox view of global history, especially in the absence of any ancient written script in South America. On this expedition, Hall began a personal odyssey into the heart of global enigmas: the origins of mankind, Atlantis, Ptolemy's lost city of Cattigara, and the sudden rise and fall of wonder civilizations… a journey that ended with his identification of Atlantis and Cattigara, and the entrance to the Metal Library along the Pastaza River in Ecuador. Chapters include: Juan Moricz-Magyar Extraordinary; Egyptian Tablets of the Mormons; Ecuador: Cradle of Civilization; The Triangle of the Shell, Tunnels Below the Andes; Discovery in the Caves; Neil Armstrong: Second Small Step; Into the Tayos Caves; Treasure of the Incas; Explorers Percy Fawcett and George M. Dyott; Valverde’s Treasure; Tayos Treasure: Analysis and Location; more.
|Publisher:||Adventures Unlimited Press|
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About the Author
Born in Edinburgh, raised in nearby Dunbar, birthplace of conservationist John Muir. In 1973, initiated the first survey of the Callanish Stone Circles in Scotland, following in 1976 with a landmark scientific expedition to the Tayos Caves of Ecuador, of which astronaut-professor Neil Armstrong was Honorary President and participant. Discovered the only authenticated natural diamond ever found in Ecuador and asserts El Dorado was clandestinely mined by the Spaniards until the Jivaro-Shuar rebellion of 1599... also that Chan Chan in Peru and Teotihuacan in Mexico are the sites of Claudius Ptolemy's lost cities of Cattigara and Acadthra. In 1993, initiated project Tayu Waa targeting World Heritage status for 100,000Km2 of traditional Shuar-Achuar territory in Upper Amazonia, for which efforts he was nominated for an Ecuadorian Blue Planet Award and elected International Representative and Honorary Brother for life of the Federation Shuar. In 1998, rescued thousands of Ecuadorian artifacts representative of the formative cultures of the Americas, asserting these cultures originated in the coastal regions of Ecuador.