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Narrator David Drew David Drew And His Film Crew Physically Retrace Hiram Bingham III's 1911 Yale University Expedition Through The Peruvian Andes Mountain Range To The Lost Incan City Of Machu Picchu! *Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Color, 1987, 48 Minutes.) #MachuPicchuAndHiramBinghamIII #DavidDrew #FootstepsTVSeries #MachuPicchu #LostCityOfTheIncas #UNESCOWorldHeritageSites #NewSevenWondersOfTheWorld #Incas #HiramBinghamIII #HiramBingham #YalePeruvianExpedition #IncanHistory #HistoryOfTheIncas #Archaeology #Archeology #Anthropology #Documentaries #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
Machu Picchu, "the Lost City of the Incas", is a 15th-century Inca citadel situated on a mountain ridge 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District in Peru, above the Sacred Valley, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was constructed as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438-1472). Often mistakenly referred to as the "Lost City of the Incas" (a title more accurately applied to Vilcabamba), it is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. The Incas built the estate around 1450 but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Although known locally, it was not known to the Spanish during the colonial period and remained unknown to the outside world until the American historian explorer Hiram Bingham rediscovered it and brought it to international attention after his successful expedition Yale Peruvian Expedition of 1911. Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its three primary structures are the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. Most of the outlying buildings have been reconstructed in order to give tourists a better idea of how they originally appeared. By 1976, thirty percent of Machu Picchu had been restored and restoration continues. Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historic Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll.
Hiram Bingham III, American academic, explorer and politician (November 19, 1875 - June 6, 1956) was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the son of Clara Brewster and Hiram Bingham II (1831-1908), an early Protestant missionary to the Kingdom of Hawai'i, the grandson of Hiram Bingham I (1789-1869) and Sybil Moseley Bingham (1792-1848), earlier missionaries. He made public the existence of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in 1911 with the guidance of local indigenous farmers. Later, Bingham served as Governor of Connecticut for a single day, and then as a member of the United States Senate. On July 24, 1911, Hiram Bingham III re-discovered Machu Picchu, "the Lost City of the Incas". Hiram Bingham III died at his Washington, D.C. home at the age of 80. He was interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.