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

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


By (author) Hiram Bingham

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  • Publisher: Greenwood Press
  • Format: Hardback | 263 pages
  • Dimensions: 159mm x 229mm x 30mm | 692g
  • Publication date: 10 December 1981
  • Publication City/Country: Westport
  • ISBN 10: 0313229503
  • ISBN 13: 9780313229503
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 64ill.

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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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Editorial reviews

The story of an archaeological find in Peru - Machu Picchu - in 1911 and of later exploration in the area is of definite appeal to those whose interests lie in the field of old civilizations and the reporting of their finders. Senator Bingham has revized his earlier book Machu Picchu (published 20 years ago in a limited edition) in the light of new material, scientific interpretations, and assembled theories and reasoning to describe the Incan civilization the ruins revealed. Here are the identification of the finds, the excitement of the search for evidence, the historical significance of the discoveries they made, and the overall picture of archaeological procedure and investigation. The author's personal enthusiasm for his subject, and his handling of his material makes a book that will fascinate any follower of exploration. (Kirkus Reviews)