Lost City of the Incas

Lost City of the Incas

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by Hiram Bingham
     
 

ISBN-10: 1842125850

ISBN-13: 9781842125854

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: Phoenix

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842125854
Publisher:
Phoenix
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
Phoenix Press Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
154,062
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
15 Years

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