Lost City of the Incas by Hiram Bingham

Lost City of the Incas

byHiram Bingham, Hugh Thomson

Kobo ebook | December 16, 2010

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First published in the 1950s, this is a classic account of the discovery in 1911 of the lost city of Machu Picchu.

In 1911 Hiram Bingham, a pre-historian with a love of exotic destinations, set out to Peru in search of the legendary city of Vilcabamba, capital city of the last Inca ruler, Manco Inca. With a combination of doggedness and good fortune he stumbled on the perfectly preserved ruins of Machu Picchu perched on a cloud-capped ledge 2000 feet above the torrent of the Urubamba River. The buildings were of white granite, exquisitely carved blocks each higher than a man. Bingham had not, as it turned out, found Vilcabamba, but he had nevertheless made an astonishing and memorable discovery, which he describes in his bestselling book LOST CITY OF THE INCAS.

Title:Lost City of the IncasFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 16, 2010Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0297865331

ISBN - 13:9780297865339

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Machu Pichu I read this book on the train to MACU Pichu , Peru. The struggles and challenges of navigating the landscape on the way to the discovery must have have being very difficult! Made you think.
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