The Legendary Tayos Caves of Ecuador

The Tayos caves of Ecuador are a legendary vast natural underground network of caves spanning many kilometres, very little of which has been officially explored. The Tayos caves (Cueva de los Tayos) reached worldwide attention in 1973 when Erich von Däniken released his bestselling and controversial book ‘The Gold of the Gods’, in which he claimed that piles of gold, unusual sculptures, and a library of metal tablets had been found in a series of artificial tunnels within the caves. Tayos was also mentioned as the location of Father Crespi’s collection of mysterious golden artifacts, given to him by the indigenous people of Ecuador. Ancient Origins recently carried out the first of a series of expeditions to the caves to explore just what lies within this enigmatic subterranean world. Here are some of the never-before-seen photographs of the caves.

Hidden Entrance
Taos Caves
Rock Formations in Tayos Caves
Walking thru a small alley in Tayos Caves

Rapelling down a Tayos Cave

Legendary Metal Library in Tayos Caves

The elusive Metal Library in the Tayos Caves

Library of Metal Books

Map of massive Caves of Tayos
Father Crespi plays a big part in this story because the local tribes’ people liked him and gave him artifacts as gifts. They gave him so many artifacts throughout his 60 years of being a missionary in Ecuador, that he displayed them and opened a local museum for all to see.

Neil Armstrong the astronaut and treasure hunting? That’s correct. Neil heard about Father’s Crespi‘s collection and he traveled down to see them. It wasn’t long until people came to the realization that points to one fact; these artifacts must have come from a nearby area, and the local tribes know of their whereabouts.

People started to research and even though the village people were closed-mouthed of the location of more artifacts and where they came from, people learned of a great mystery. The local tribespeople knew of an ancient site that they deemed spiritual and secret. People started to learn that these modern day village people knew of a great underground city that they have been protecting for hundreds, maybe thousands of years.

After further inquiring, people learned that the local people were not as friendly about this story and inquiries as they thought. These village people gave the gifts to Father Crepsi out of love and respect but these local tribes didn’t want outsiders to learn about the ancient site.

Neil Armstrong and his large group of professionals and military men did learn that there was a massive cave system not far away.

Could this be the site where Father Crepsi’s artifacts came from? After a large man-scaled hunt, Neil Armstrong’s group did in fact find a cave system. In this cave system, they did find man-made structures, carved tunnels, rooms, and more. It was an exciting find. Newspapers and magazines wrote about the discoveries and the world thought that the collection of artifacts from this lost civilization would be found. The hunt wasn’t unsuccessful but Neil and his group didn’t find the lost treasure that they were hoping to find.

Neil Armstron in the Tayos Caves

205 thoughts on “The Legendary Tayos Caves of Ecuador

      1. They have some nice ones.
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        They were $7.80 ish and you get 11% back on rebate. So that’s a good price. Can’t get them lower. Lowes had them for like 2 for 18!!!! Yikes

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  4. on the way to the wizard…a bear ran across the road!! first bear of the season–a two year on it’s own for the first time…
    and then on the way home, a deer running down our road with a fawn by her side…looked like the size of a small puppy!!!! they finally found a entrance into the woods the fawn could handle and off they scampered!

    Good Night All!

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              1. I had mama and a cub on my deck one spring sniffing my geraniums (when i used to put flowers out). the window was open and she heard me warning her thru the screen not to eat my flowers. i startled her and the cub and they hightailed it off the deck…LOL…

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              2. I don’t know which is scarier, doing what you have to do or being sure to shake out your shoes in case of scorpions, which we had to do when we were visiting friends in Arizona!

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              3. when we were building our home, the concrete truck drove over a rattler in the driveway–5 ft long–when we came back later that evening, one of them had come back and removed the rattle

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