July 24, 1911 CE – Machu Picchu is Found Again

July 24, 1911 CE – Machu Picchu is Found AgainRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons High in the Andes mountains, the Inca thrived for hundreds of years before the arrival of the Europeans. On July 24, 1911, Yale history lecturer Hiram Bingham III laid eyes upon Machu Picchu, a forgotten city in the clouds. Almost a century later, the landmark received the honor of being named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Bingham had first become interested in the prospect of hidden Inca cities on his way home from a conference in Chile during the summer of 1908. During a stop in Peru, he visited Choquequirao, […]