tayos CAVE - morona santiago 2/3
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The Ceremonial Hall is a huge Hall of approximately 60 meters long and 23 meters wide and almost 30 meters high near the skylight, where filtered light creates a room in semi-darkness. Elsewhere, the height of the room does not exceed 10 metres, according to the text of Porras.

Attached to the North wall there is a formation which, according to the archaeologists, has no geological origin but is rather a series of overlapping stairs and intentionally placed by human action. At the other side there is also an isolated stone block in the form of Prism from the remaining geological formation and that could be intentionally placed on the site as altar stone or superimposition of stones as a temple.


Adjacent to the previous place is an "apachita" or rough pyramid of slab which has a height of 1.20 metres. To the West of this initial archaeological complex there are two similar structures at a distance of 16 and 23 metres respectively.


A gallery artificially plugged, which housed archaeological remains was also discovered near the area. The remains found were classified into three groups: structures of stone, ceramic and shell remains. What regards to the ceramic remains were found 111 fragments of: decorated pots and parts of vessels.  


There were identified decorations as the red on a beige color, polished red and dotted subsections. At this time has been reconstructed a variety of spherical containers, bottles with handle bracket, containers with anthropomorphic (human form) elements and ornithomorphic containers (similar to birds).


In addition, shell artifacts were worked in different species: spondylus, Pearl margaritifica and conus. The objects found correspond to beads of collar, square and rectangular  sheet, in addition to one disk with representation of snakes and other  catlike features, as Porras mentions.  


The archaeological materials analysis concluded these vestiges have connection with the Narrio I (Cañar and Azuay) culture that was influenced by the Machalilla culture.


From a diametrically opposite approach, and often fanciful by the lack of verification, proof and method, the cave of the Tayos has been studied as an underground connection that crosses the continent.


It’s believed there are rare objects, which were kept by Salesian priest Carlo Crespi in the courtyard of the María Auxiliadora Church in Cuenca. The objects had been found by native  people who, as demonstration of gratitude to the priest, gave them to the priest custody.


Many of these objects were stolen and, according to some people, had indisputable ideograms in relief, it means, information or write code. The Hindu  philologist Dileep Kumar, who analyzed the symbols, concluded that the ideograms are Brahmi writing used in Asokan period, in the history of the India 2,300 years ago.  


The Internet also mentions that Tayos was the housing center of a lost civilization, discovered by the Argentinian-Hungarian man Juan Moricz, who declared to have found the metal library of this civilization, the same he had had took away from the place.
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