Hiram Bingham III
Inca Land: Hiram Bingham Documents His Machu Picchu Discovery

Machu Picchu, Peru

“I entered the untouched forest beyond, and suddenly found myself in a maze of beautiful granite houses!…” In 1911, Hiram Bingham, an American explorer adventuring in Peru, uncovered the now famous Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. Though locals were aware of its presence, the Incan settlement had gone unnoticed by … Continue reading

Hiram Bingham III
Story of Yale’s ‘Indiana Jones’ Hiram Bingham & Machu Picchu


In 1911, American explorer Hiram Bingham III made public the knowledge of the Incan ruins at Machu Picchu and since then, the world has enjoyed the well-preserved and beautiful 15th century ruins located in Peru. Known to locals but gone unnoticed by the greater world until Bingham’s exploratory efforts in … Continue reading