Lost City of the Incas

ISBN-10: 1842125850

ISBN-13: 9781842125854

Edition: 2003

Authors: Hiram Bingham, Hugh Thomson

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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 ft above the torrent of the Urumbamba 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 discovery which he described in his bestselling book LOST CITY OF THE INCAS.
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List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date: 4/3/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Dr Sarah Brewer qualified from Cambridge University with degrees in Natural Sciences, Medicine and Surgery. After working in general practice and sexual health, she now specializes in health communication and is the author of 50 popular self-help books. Sarah was voted Health Journalist of the Year in 2002 and is also a registered nutritionist.Hugh Thomson is an unusual combination of writer, film-maker and explorer. Hugh has led many expeditions to Peru, starting in 1982 when he was 21, and has now become one of Britain's foremost modern explorers of Inca settlements. His recent memoir Tequila Oil: Getting Lost in Mexico describes his early experiences travelling through that country and his interest in the Maya.

List of Illustrations
Maps
Introduction
Acknowledgements
Preface
The Builders
The Incas and their Civilization
The Origin of the Incas
The Story of the Last Four Incas
The Search
My Introduction to the Land of the Incas
The Search for Vitcos
The Search for Vilcapampa
Machu Picchu
The Discovery
Exploration of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu
Vilcapampa the Old
Results of Excavations at Machu Picchu
The Search for Inca Roads leading to Machu Picchu
The Origin of the City now called Machu Picchu
Acknowledgements to Original Edition
Bibliography
Further Reading
Index
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