Vitcos; The Last Inca Capital
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1912. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VITCOS, THE LAST INCA CAPITAL. I. The origin of the Yale Peruvian Expedition of 1911 lay in my desire to solve the problem of the last Inca capital and the countr...more
Paperback, 24 pages
Published January 7th 2012 by General Books
(first published August 1st 2009)
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Apr 14, 2010 Jason Golomb rated it 3 of 5 stars
Hiram Bingham is, of course, famous for the scientific discovery of Machu Picchu...the modern wonder of the world...the "Lost City of the Incas". After his discovery, he went on to become a pilot, Connecticut State Senator and Governor. He wrote a number of books; his most famous were Inca Land and Lost City of the Incas...the first written shortly after his discovery and the second written near the end of his life that incorporates the perspective of time over his travels and discoveries.