Cradle of Gold

ISBN: 9780230112049 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2011 Autor: Christopher Heaney Editură: Palgrave Macmillan Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 320 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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In 1911, a young Peruvian boy led an American explorer and Yale historian named Hiram Bingham into the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. Hidden amidst the breathtaking heights of the Andes, this settlement of temples, tombs and palaces was the Incas' greatest achievement. Tall, handsome, and sure of his destiny, Bingham believed that Machu Picchu was the Incas' final refuge, where they fled the Spanish Conquistadors. Bingham made Machu Picchu famous, and his dispatches from the jungle cast him as the swashbuckling hero romanticized today as a true Indiana Jones-like character. But his excavation of the site raised old specters of conquest and plunder, and met with an indigenous nationalism that changed the course of Peruvian history. Though Bingham successfully realized his dream of bringing Machu Picchu's treasure of skulls, bones and artifacts back to the United States, conflict between Yale and Peru persists through the present day over a simple question: Who owns Inca history?

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Christopher Heaney
Subtitlu
The Story of Hiram Bingham, a Real-Life Indiana Jones, and the Search for Machu Picchu
Data Publicarii
2011
Editura
Palgrave Macmillan
Inaltime
23
Latime
15.2
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
320
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