Yuri Leveratto is an anthropologist, explorer and writer. He was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1968.


He graduated in Economic sciences at the University of Genoa, Italy. He worked on board cruise ships starting from 1998. Starting from 2005 he settled in Colombia and began studying anthropology. He supports the theory of pre-contact between Middle Eastern civilizations and South American civilizations before Christopher Columbus. Starting from 2006 he began archaeological expeditions in South America with the aim to search for evidence of pre-Inca and Amazonian civilizations. The main interest of Leveratto was to look for pre-Columbian cultures with a common Amazonian heritage.[1] In 2006 studied the lost city of Teyuna in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Colombia) and made contact with Koguis in Mutanji village and Arhuaco in Nabusimaké village, studying their cosmology and their use of plants for medication purposes. In 2008 he conducted two expeditions in the jungle of the Madre de Dios region and Cusco region (Peru) studying the Petroglyphs of Pusharo and Petroglyphs of Jinkiory. He confirmed the Amazonian origin of the engravings. He also made contact with Machiguenga people and Huachipaeri people. In 2009 made contact with Shipibo-Conibo people along the Ucayali River and Asháninka people along the Tambo River (Peru) and studied the Petroglyps of Totem del Tambo. In 2009 conducted an expedition to the Pyramids of Pantiacolla, (Manú National Park, (Peru) and he confirmed the natural origin of the Pyramids. In the same year discovered the Petroglyphs of Quiaca with the help of Peruvian archeologist Ricardo Conde Villavicencio. He also documented the Caverna da Pedra Pintada, (Pará), and, as a freelance journalist, he interviewed Brazilian archaeologist Niede Guidon, who supports the African theory for the peopling of the Americas. In 2009 conducted other expedition in the Colombian jungle documenting the Petroglyphs of San Jacinto in the Maria’s mountain range (Bolivar department, Colombia). In the same year studied the Petroglyphs of Angostura, located in the Guayabero River (Meta Department, Colombia). In 2010 conducted expeditions in the Serra do Roncador mountain range located in (Mato Grosso, (Brazil), and to the archaeological site of Ingrejil (Bahia, Brazil), during the same year he also studied the Pedra Pintada, Roraima, (Brazil), the Amazon Stonehenge (Amapá, Brazil), and the Ingá Stone (Paraiba, Brazil). In 2010 together with Peruvian archaeologist Ricardo Conde Villavicencio studied the Trinchera Fortress, located in the Puno region. In 2011 studied the Marcahuasi plateau (Lima region, Perú), and was able to locate ancient human skulls of Huanca people. Then he studied the ancient city of Chuya (Huanca culture). In 2011 participated at the expedition to the Paucartambo mountain range, with American explorer Gregory Deyermenjian, Peruvian explorer Ignacio Mamani, and Spanish photo-journalist Javier Zardoya, in which have been discovered the Ruins of Miraflores.[2][3][4] In 2011 led an expedition to the Upper Madidi River trying to make contact with Toromona isolated people. During the exploration was able to locate and study the Ixiamas Fortress, a pre-Inca structure[5] In 2011, with Brazilian researchers Evandro Santiago, Joaquim Cunha da Silva and Zairo Pinheiro studied the archaeological site of Labyrinth City, [6] located in the jungle of Rondonia, Brazil. In 2011 conducted an expedition inside the jungle of Madeira River and was able to locate and study the Madeira Fortress. [7][8][9] In 2012 led an expedition inside the Pilón Lajas Biosphere Reserve and Communal Lands, making contact with Tsimane and Mosetenes indigenous groups, and later on studied the Jachapaza Fortress, located in the high Bolivian plateau. In 2012 participated in an expedition with Peruvian archaeologist Ricardo Conde Villavicencio, Peruvian explorer Paulino Mamani, American explorer Gregory Deyermenjian and Spanish photo-journalist Javier Zardoya to the headwaters of the Upper Timpía River, inside the Megantoni National Sanctuary, discovering an ancient Andean ceremonial site, near the Angel’s Lake[10][11][12]


Yuri Leveratto-Search for El Dorado- Infinito Ed. Roma (Italy)

Yuri Leveratto-Indigenous Chronicles of the New World Ed.Sic- Bucaramanga (Colombia)

Yuri Leveratto-Explorations in South America 2006-2011Ed. Graficas Fanel- Santa Fé de Bogotá (Colombia)

Yuri Leveratto, “La cultura Guane” in Hera Magazine February 2009 p.54-55.

Simone Barcelli: Interview to Yuri Leveratto, "Sudamerica sconosciuto" in Hera Magazine November 2009 p.28-35.


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