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    DescriptionHiram 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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    Title
    Lost City of the Incas
    Subtitle
    The Story of Machu Picchu and its Builders
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hiram Bingham
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 263
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 692 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780313229503
    ISBN 10: 0313229503
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLSR
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS033000, HIS024000
    DC22: 985/.37
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLSR
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 985.019
    LC classification: F3429.1.M3, F3429.1.M3 B617 1981
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NK
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    64ill.
    Publisher
    ABC-CLIO
    Imprint name
    Greenwood Press
    Publication date
    10 December 1981
    Publication City/Country
    Westport
    Review text
    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)