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TAYOS ART & SCIENCE EXPEDITION
Tayos is an expedition exploring the Cueva de los Tayos; a vast and extraordinary cave system in the south-eastern rainforests of Ecuador through visual art, music, photography and literature. Alongside the work of scientists and cave cartographers, Tayos aims to explore the geological, ecological, cultural, historical and phenomenological landscape of the caves and galvanise the call for their protection as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Hunt FOR THE METAL LIBRARY ON EXPEDITION UNKNOWN - jan 2018
The Tayos Treasure Legend has been featured in the fourth season of the Travel Channel's most popular show Expedition Unknown. Joh Gates was joined by Eileen Hall (daughter of Stan Hall), archaeologist Florencio Delgado and geologist/vulcanologist Theo Toulkeridis to investigate the watery depths of Tayos Cave for a legendary set of metal and crystal plates believed to be created by an advanced ancient civilization.
EPISODE AIRS JANUARY 31 2018 IN THE US - (Full schedule link)
Stretching to almost 5 km of subterranean passages and vast chambers, Cueva de los Tayos ("Cave of the Oilbirds") is a vast cave system located in the south-eastern rainforests of Ecuador, on the eastern slopes of the Andes mountains. Cueva de los Tayos form part of the territory of the native Shuar tribe, who have long used the caves for collection of the fledgling Tayos birds which give the caves their name. Home to rare flora and fauna, the caves lie at the heart of intense speculation on how ancient civilisations may have shaped this extraordinary landscape.
Tayos Expedition 1976
1936 - 2008
Scottish engineer Stan Hall – was born in Edinburgh and raised in nearby Dunbar a few doors from the birthplace of conservationist John Muir. As a nine-year old in 1945, newsreels of blitzed cities and concentration camps opened his mind to a vision of two kinds of people in the world – in every sense of the words – Builders and Destroyers!
In parallel with university studies and an interdisciplinary career in building, he explored ancient engineering, civilizations and mytho-history, concluding that South America is the 'Missing Page of Prehistory' and 'Interplanetary Catastrophism' the missing link in the Creation – Evolution controversy.
"From light we come, and to light we go. From the light of this understanding I moved against the human aberration of War and followed its tribal roots down into the dark bowels of recorded history and beyond. Never did I imagine such an incredible journey." STAN HALL