Inca Land: Explorations in the Highlands of Peru
by Hiram Bingham
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company 1922
Number of pages: 494
Hiram Bingham (1875 - 1956) is generally recognized as the discover of Machu Picchu, although other Europeans have claim to have seen it earlier. This detailed narrative is his record of the exploration that led to Machu Picchu.
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