Santiago Del Valle Chousa

Category: Journalist and historian
Birth Date: 3rd March 1952
Birth Place: Lugo
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Vilcabamba, Historia y Naturaleza

El Misterio de Vilcabamba

-Doctor’s degree in Information Sciences at the Complutense University of Madrid.

-Degree in Geography and History at the University of Santiago.

-Degree in Science Teaching (USC).

-He studied two years of Architecture in Madrid and A Coruña.

-He directed twelve expeditions for archaeological research in Vilcabamba from 1997 to 2009.

-Together with María del Carmen Martín Rubio, he directed Juan de Betanzos expedition in 1997, which identified the location of Pampaconas.

-From 1998 and 2009 he directed expeditions in Vilcabamba searching for the last lost capital of the last independent Inca kingdom, Vilcabamba la Grande, until he identified its location in an uninhabited area 80 km West from Machu Picchu.

 Work & Activities

Present professional activity:

-Editor of the News Service on Galician TV.

-Professor collaborator of Journalism II in the Faculty of Information Sciences at the Complutense University of Madrid.


Previous professional activity:

-Correspondent of the Efe Agency in A Coruña (1979-1983)

-Correspondent of Cambio 16 in Galicia (1982-1985)

-Correspondent of Diario 16 in A Coruña (1982-1985)

-Correspondent of TVE in A Coruña (1983-1987)

-Delegate in the News Unit of TVE in A Coruña (1984-1987)

-Director of Onda Cero Radio in A Coruña and Santiago and acting regional director of Onda Cero Radio in Galicia (1991-1993)

-Member of the board of directors of Galician TV from 1994 to 1998.


Other professional activities:

-Author of historical collaborations in the Galician Encyclopaedia.

-Author of historical documentaries.

 Other Interesting Aspects

Other activities:

-Foundation member of LABAÑOU-SOLIDARIA for the development of Vilcabamba’s population and the promotion of its historial, touristic and archaeological values.

-President of Dacabalo Shorts Club for equestrian practice in nature and the defence and promotion of historical paths and routes.