Further Explorations in the Land of the Incas (1916)

Further Explorations in the Land of the Incas (1916) Hiram Bingham
  • Title: Further Explorations in the Land of the Incas (1916)
  • Author: Hiram Bingham
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  • Further Explorations in the Land of the Incas (1916) Hiram Bingham Further Explorations in the Land of the Incas Hiram Bingham III was an American academic explorer and politician He made public the existence of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in with the guidance of local indigenous farmers In
    Hiram Bingham III 1875 1956 was an American academic, explorer and politician He made public the existence of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in 1911 with the guidance of local indigenous farmers In 1915, the National Geographic sponsored Bingham on another expedition to Machu Picchu Bingham writes the Expedition of 1915 had for its chief object the securing of aHiram Bingham III 1875 1956 was an American academic, explorer and politician He made public the existence of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in 1911 with the guidance of local indigenous farmers In 1915, the National Geographic sponsored Bingham on another expedition to Machu Picchu Bingham writes the Expedition of 1915 had for its chief object the securing of as much information as possible about the former inhabitants of Machu Picchu and the territory immediately surrounding the city In the course of our work we crossed a number of hitherto unexplored areas, collected large numbers of botanical and zoological specimens, mapped a new river system, and took measurements of nearly all of the savage inhabitants of the newly visited valley, besides many of the semicivilized folk of the older valleys In writing of one close call, Bingham writes That night we camped near a glacier at an elevation of about 15,000 feet and found that our sleep was considerably interfered with by the coldest weather we had yet encountered The next day one of the mules overestimated the width of the narrow path and fell, carrying his rider with him In explaining how the Incas were able to move the megalithic stones for their buildings, Bingham writes They had no machinery and did not use iron or steel They used levers and inclined planes They also made huge fiber ropes, out of which they constructed long suspension bridges They thought nothing of handling blocks of stone weighing five tons and upward Indeed, there are numerous stones that weigh over 15 tons which were fitted together with a skill that has amazed all beholders Interestingly, Bingham does not attribute the Inca s stone masonry to help of ancient aliens or any mysterious technology such as anti gravity or ability to make the rocks molten but rather is content to stick to the simple block and tackle explanation.
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    1. Librarian Note There is than one author by this name in the data base.Hiram Bingham, formally Hiram Bingham III, was an academic, explorer, treasure hunter and politician from the United States He made public the existence of the Quechua citadel of Machu Picchu in 1911 with the guidance of local indigenous farmers Later, Bingham served as a member of the United States Senate.Bingham was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Hiram Bingham II 1831 1908 , an early Protestant missionary to the Kingdom of Hawai i, the grandson of Hiram Bingham I 1789 1869 , another missionary.


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