The story of an archaeological find in Peru -- Machu Picchu -- in 1911 and of later exploration in the area is of definite...

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LOST CITY OF THE INCAS

The story of an archaeological find in Peru -- Machu Picchu -- in 1911 and of later exploration in the area is of definite appeal to those whose interests lie in the field of old civilizations and the reporting of their finders. Senator Bingham has revized his earlier book Machu Picchu (published 20 years ago in a limited edition) in the light of new material, scientific interpretations, and assembled theories and reasoning to describe the Incan civilization the ruins revealed. Here are the identification of the finds, the excitement of the search for evidence, the historical significance of the discoveries they made, and the overall picture of archaeological procedure and investigation. The author's personal enthusiasm for his subject, and his handling of his material makes a book that will fascinate any follower of exploration.

Pub Date: Oct. 7, 1948

ISBN: 1842125850

Page Count: -

Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1948