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    DescriptionHiram Bingham, formally Hiram Bingham III, (1875- 1956) was an American academic, explorer and politician. He rediscovered the Inca settlement of Machu Picchu in 1911. Later, he served as a member of the United States Senate. He taught history and politics at Harvard and then served as preceptor under Woodrow Wilson at Princeton University. In 1907, Yale University appointed Bingham III as a lecturer in South American history. He was not a trained archaeologist. Yet, it was during Bingham's time as a lecturer - later professor - at Yale that he discovered the largely forgotten Inca city of Machu Picchu. In 1908, he had served as delegate to the First Pan American Scientific Congress at Santiago, Chile. On his way home via Peru, a local prefect convinced him to visit the pre-Columbian city of Choquequirao. Bingham was thrilled by the prospect of unexplored Inca cities, and in 1911 returned to the Andes with the Yale Peruvian Expedition. He returned to Peru in 1912 and 1915 with the support of Yale and the National Geographic Society.


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    Title
    Inca Land
    Subtitle
    Explorations in the Highlands of Peru (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jr. Hiram Bingham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 290
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781409990055
    ISBN 10: 1409990052
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC E4L: GEO
    BIC subject category V2: WTH, RGR, HBJK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLS
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    BISAC V2.8: HIS033000, TRV000000, HIS051000
    DC21: 918.504
    DC22: 918.504
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Dodo Press
    Imprint name
    Dodo Press
    Publication date
    06 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Gloucester