03 mayo 2009

In The Wonderland of Perú, The National Geographic Magazine - April 1913. Download PDF 18 MB

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In the Wonderland of Perú
The work accomplished by the Peruvian Expedition of 1912, under the auspices of Yale University and the National Geographic Society
By Hiram Bingham, Director of the Expedition.
With 244 illustrations 


The city of Machu Picchu, the cradle of the Inca Empire

In 1911, while engaged in a search for Vitcos, the last Inca capital, I went down the Urubamba Valley asking for reports as to the whereabouts of ruins.

The first day out from Cuzco saw us in Urubamba, the capital of a province, a modern town charmingly located a few miles below Yucay, which was famous for being the most highly prized winter resort of the Cuzco Incas. The next day brought us to Ollantaytambo, vividly described by Squier in his interesting book on Perú. Its ancient fortress, perched on a rocky eminence that commands a magnificent view up and down the valley, is still one of the most attractive ancient monuments in America...


NOTA: Este articulo a sido subido gratuitamente a disposición de todos los que quieran utilizarla con fines particulares y sin ningún ánimo de lucro, de acuerdo con la Declaración del Pacto Internacional de Derechos Civiles y Políticos de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas que entre otras cosas declara:

TODAS LAS PERSONAS TIENEN DERECHO A LA EDUCACIÓN Y EL DISFRUTE DE LOS BENEFICIOS DE LA LIBERTAD CULTURAL Y EL PROGRESO CIENTÍFICO.

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