The first photograph upon discovery of Machu Picchu, 1911

In the summer of 1911, the American archaeologist Hiram Bingham arrived in Peru with a small team of explorers hoping to find Vilcabamba, the last Inca stronghold to fall to the Spanish. Traveling on foot and by mule, Bingham and his team made their way from Cuzco into the Urubamba Valley, where a local farmer … Continue reading The first photograph upon discovery of Machu Picchu, 1911