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Machu Picchu

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Lashawna Beach

on 29 November 2012

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Transcript of Machu Picchu

By: Lashawna Beach Machu Picchu Machu Picchu Discovery of Machu Picchu Hiram Bingham's Findings Significance of Machu Picchu Bingham was searching for the city of Vilcabamba - last Inca refuge 1912 -1915 - Excavated ceramic vessels, silver statues, jewelry, and over 100 burials Intact cultural/religious site -- left untouched References http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/07/pictures/110722-machu-picchu-before-after-excavation-peru-inca/







** Youtube video - Credit to the Travel Channel 15th Century Inca mountainous site (7,970 ft) in Peru, South America abandoned due to smallpox outbreak, civil war, and death of Pachacuti 16 glorious fountains, hundreds of terraces, distinctive drainage system royal estate or residence for emperor Pachacuti 1911 - Gain attention by Hiram Bingham III Local 11 year-old boy led Bingham up to Machu Picchu Bingham coined the term: "The Lost City of the Incas" WRONG! His conclusion led to "sacred landscape" theory -- derived power by being physically connected to nature Bingham and his bone expert, Dr. George Eaton 's conclusion: 80% of the dead were women! "Virgins of the Sun." Custody Battle 1912 -
1915 2012 2006 Bingham took findings to Yale University for a period of 18 months
despite opposition Eliane Karp accused Yale of profiting from their claiming title to thousands of pieces removed by Bingham ALL artifacts should be returned to a Peruvian authorities One of the first discoveries on film Solar observatories/sacred landscape Transformed mountain slopes into farmland Built city without the wheel, iron, and a written language! Masters of ashlar
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