Thursday, 6 January 2011

The 'discovery' of Machu Picchu

2011 sees the centenary of the 'discovery' of Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham. Even though it wasn't actually brought to the attention of the wider world until much later in 1911, the anniversary is enough of a peg for travel articles about the ancient Incan ruins to start appearing. The following piece appeared in the Observer on December 31 1911.

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