Inca Mummies: Secrets of a Lost World

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Bird’s-Eye View

Surrounded on three sides by the rapids of the Urubamba River, Machu Picchu sits on a ridge at the foot of a hill called Huayna Picchu.

In Bingham’s day the site was a six-day walk from the city of Cusco. Today the same journey takes a few hours by train.

aeriel view

Photograph by Hiram Bingham

Shortly After the DiscoveryHiram BinghamAerial View of the TerrainClearing the SiteTemple of the Three WindowsThe Sacred Plaza

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