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Lost City of the Incas : The Story of Machu Picchu and Its Builders (Paperback) (Hiram Bingham)
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First published over fifty years ago, this is the story of the discovery of one of the world's most famous ancient sites - Machu Picchu. With much literary flair and in the overall style of an adventure novel, Bingham recalls his quest to find the second Inca capital in the remote areas to the west of Cuzco. The early chapters set the background and discuss who the Incas were, their origins, their buildings and architecture and history. A natural story-teller, this illustrated edition also includes some of Bingham's own photographs.
A special illustrated edition of Hiram Bingham's classic work captures all the magnificence and mystery of the amazing archeological sites he uncovered. Early in the 20th century, Bingham ventured into the wild and then unknown country of the Eastern Peruvian Andes--and in 1911 came upon the fabulous Inca city that made him famous: Machu Picchu. In the space of one short season he went on to discover two more lost cities, including Vitcos, where the last Incan Emperor was assassinated.
Number of Pages: 24286
Publisher: Orion Pub Co
Author: Hiram Bingham
Street Date: October 28, 2003
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-5025