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  - skrouhan - LibraryThing

I read this book while on my own trip to Peru, following my hike up the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. I'm glad I read it, but the material is a bit dry, and his perspective writing the book is not quite ... Read full review

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User Review  - DramMan - LibraryThing

Mildly interesting account of the author's travels, exploration and discovery in Peru, early in the 20th C. Nothing beats the experience of actually visiting Machu Picchu, one of the wonders of the world, but this book provides useful background information. Read full review


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

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