The First Photograph of Discovery of Machu Picchu (1911)

The ruins of Machu Picchu covered in jungle growth in 1911 photographed by Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham. Photo credit: National Geographic In 1911, American archaeologist Hiram Bingham arrived in Peru with his team of explorers with a goal to find Vilcabamba, the last Inca stronghold to fall to the Spanish. While traveling on foot and … Read more