Inca Lands

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Prof. Hiram Bingham of Yale Makes the Greatest Archaeological Discovery of the Age by Locating and Excavating Ruins of Machu Picchu on a Peak in the Andes of Peru.

There is nothing new under the sun, they say. That is only relatively true. Just now, when we thought there was practically no portion of the earth's surface still unknown, when the discovery of a single lake or mountain, or the charting of a remote strip of coast line was enough to give a man fame as an explorer, one member of the daredevil explorers' craft has "struck it rich." Struck it so dazzlingly rich, indeed, that all his confrères may be pardoned if they gnash their teeth in chagrin and turn green with envy. The lucky man is Prof. Hiram Bingham of Yale, he whose hobby is South America. He has just announced that he has had the superb good fortune to discover an entire city, two thousand years old, a place of splendid palaces and temples and grim encircling walls, hidden away so thoroughly on the top of a well-nigh inaccessible mountain peak of the Peruvian Andes that the Spanish invaders of four hundred years ago never set eyes upon it. He calls it Machu Picchu. (From New York Times, June 15, 1913)

One hundred years ago in the summer of 1911, Bingham discovered Machu Picchu, returning in the summer of 1912 to excavate under the auspices of Yale and The National Geographic Society, and coming home to great acclaim and a spate of published articles and photos. He fully described the 1911 expedition and original find in his 1922 book INCA LANDS: Explorations in the Highlands of Peru.
(Summary by New York Times and ToddHW) (9 hr 54 min)


01 - Crossing the Desert, part 1 21:34 Read by elmay
02 - Crossing the Desert, part 2 20:39 Read by elmay
03 - Climbing Coropuna, part 1 29:11 Read by D. A. Frank
04 - Climbing Coropuna, part 2 23:29 Read by D. A. Frank
05 - To Parinacochas, part 1 20:48 Read by William Tomcho
06 - To Parinacochas, part 2 22:29 Read by William Tomcho
07 - Flamingo Lake, part 1 16:47 Read by William Tomcho
08 - Flamingo Lake, part 2 21:58 Read by William Tomcho
09 - Titicaca 28:53 Read by Mike Pelton
10 - The Vilcanota Country and the Peruvian Highlanders, part 1 17:32 Read by elmay
11 - The Vilcanota Country and the Peruvian Highlanders, part 2 21:11 Read by elmay
12 - The Valley of the Huatanay, part 1 21:00 Read by William Tomcho
13 - The Valley of the Huatanay, part 2 22:07 Read by William Tomcho
14 - The Oldest City in South America 22:47 Read by Mike Pelton
15 - The Last Four Incas, part 1 22:20 Read by William Tomcho
16 - The Last Four Incas, part 2 26:31 Read by William Tomcho
17 - Searching for the Last Inca Capital, part 1 15:58 Read by Mich_elle
18 - Searching for the Last Inca Capital, part 2 15:17 Read by Mich_elle
19 - The Search Continued, part 1 20:45 Read by Mich_elle
20 - The Search Continued, part 2 15:37 Read by Mich_elle
21 - The Fortress of Uiticos and the House of the Sun 24:17 Read by William Tomcho
22 - Vilcabamba 19:42 Read by William Tomcho
23 - Conservidayoc, part 1 23:31 Read by elmay
24 - Conservidayoc, part 2 18:06 Read by elmay
25 - The Pampa of Ghosts 21:18 Read by elmay
26 - The Story of Tampu-tocco, a Lost City of the First Incas 13:16 Read by elmay
27 - Machu Picchu 21:46 Read by William Tomcho
28 - The Origin of Machu Picchu 26:04 Read by William Tomcho


I loved this book . All of the readers are excellent

(5 stars)

Very enjoyable excellent book . The different readers were good

(5 stars)