Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas

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Yale University Press, 2004 - History - 230 pages
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Situated high in the Peruvian Andes, the 15th-century Inca palace complex at Machu Picchu is one of the most spectacular archaeological sites in the world. In this illustrated volume, leading American and Peruvian scholars provide an overview of the site, its place within the Inca empire, the mysteries surrounding its establishment and abandonment, and the discoveries made there since the excavations by archaeologist Hiram Bingham III in the early-20th century.

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Tied to a Yale-sponsored exhibition of Incan artifacts now traveling to several museums in America, this illustrated volume sheds new light on Machu Picchu, the mysterious Peruvian ruins that were ... Read full review


Mysterious Royal Estate in the Cloud Forest Lucv C Sidazar
rV The Nature of Inca Royal Estates Susan A Niles
Recent Archaeological Investigations at Machu Picchu Alfredo Valenciaxgarra
Scientific Insights into Daily Life at Machu Picchu Richard L Burger
Contemporary Significance of Machu Picchu Jorge A Florcs Ochoa
Catalogue Lucy C Salazar and Richard L Burger
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Richard L. Burger, professor of anthropology at Yale University, has written many articles and books on South American prehistory.

Lucy C. Salazar, cocurator of the Machu Picchu exhibition and curatorial affiliate in anthropology at the Peabody Museum, is an authority on Inca archaeology and the early prehistory of Peru.

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