Teyuna -this is its original name of the city- was totally covered by the thick forest and its infrastructures were completely buried. The place was found by tombraiders (Guaqueros) who began to exploit and destroy the site.
In 1976 a Colombian government expedition guided, among the others, by Franky Rey, an expert guide of the Sierra Nevada, reached Teyuna just in time to save the archaelogical site from complete destruction due to the raids of the tombraiders.
Between 1972 and 1982, the government began to finance recovery, restoration and research on the site, apart from promoting the impressive Teyuna, which started to be called Lost City (Ciudad Perdida).
In 1984 guided tours started, since the tourists began to be aware of the existence of this incredible place.
The first guide of these tours to Lost City Teyuna was Mr. Franky Rey, who could count on the help of his son Edwin Rey, Edilberto and Omar Montero, Omar Triviño, Wilmer Piedrahita and others: today, they are part of our staff.
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