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Lost City of the Incas
Hiram Bingham
Hugh Thomson
Classification : General Non-fiction
Pub Date : May 05, 2011
Imprint : Orion Books (Including Asterix)
Page Extent : 320
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781842125854
Price : 650

About the book
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

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Hiram Bingham
Hugh Thomson's previous books include The White Rock: An Exploration of the Inca Heartland and Nanda Devi, a journey to a usually inaccessible part of the Himalayas. He has led many research expediti...(+)
Hugh Thomson

Hugh Thomson read English at Cambridge University.

One of Britain's leading explorers of Inca settlements, he has led...(+)