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Who found Machu Picchu?

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posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 02:26 AM
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Well the Incan of course but.... later



Was it found before?




When Peruvian locals led Hiram Bingham to Machu Picchu in 1911, it was a discovery which would make the Yale professor famous, highly respected and richer.

But Bingham's claim to be the first to discover Peru's lost city of the Incas is looking more than a little doubtful. Detailed investigations by a US historian have revealed that Machu Picchu was, in fact, discovered over 40 years earlier by a German businessman.





posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 06:00 PM
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As is hinted above, it was never really lost. The locals knew it was there, but it was kept secret from the "outsiders." This is in contrast to the lost cities in the Central American jungle, where people moved out and all memory of them was lost as the vines and the trees covered them and hid them.



posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 06:23 PM
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Similar to Angkor Wat and a lot of other "lost" cities found by European explorers!



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