Lost City of the Incas: The Story of Machu Picchu and Its Builders

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Greenwood Press, 1948 - History - 263 pages
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Hiram Bingham describes the Peruvian expedition to the Inca capitals of Vitcos and Vilcapampa, lost for three centuries under the shadow of Machu Picchu mountain. Here is all that is known about Machu Picchu, its origin, how it came to be lost, and how it was finally discovered.

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User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

Hiram Bingham is famous for having discovered Machu Picchu in 1911. In this book, decades later, near the end of his life, he relates the circumstances surrounding that discovery. I'm sorry to say, I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Thomas Armstrong - Goodreads

I know this book has been criticized for Bingham's skewed memory of events (particularly the claim that he ''discovered'' Machu Picchu), but it was an interesting and well-written book. I probably ... Read full review


Part i Chapter I The Incas and Their Civilization
The Search for Vitcos
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