Hace 101 años Hiram Bingham llegó a Machu Picchu

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Hace 101 años Hiram Bingham llegó a Machu Picchu

Hiram Bingham, an American scientist discovered the Inca citadel of Machupijchu, guided by citizen Melchor Arteaga, who provided complete information, as a connoisseur of the archaeological site.

Nine years before the arrival at Machu Picchu by the American Hiram Bingham, the farmer Peruvian Agustin Lizarraga arrived first to the Inca citadel.

The news of this discovery, once published by the National Geographic Society of the United States of America, went around the world, spreading like wildfire.

Previously, Yale University and the Geographical Society of the United States, had organized the scientific expedition, charged with studying the archaeological landmark, with the following personnel: Director, Hiram Bingham, sub-chief Mr. KC Heald, mining engineer , osteopath and ethnologist, George F. Eaton, engineer-archaeologist, Charles Ellwood Erdis; surveyors: Alberto H. Bumstead and Robert Stevenson; assistants: Paul Osggod Hardy, Joseph Prescotet Litlie and Carlos A. Duke.

Because in 1911, there was no railroad, visitors, after the discovery, made ​​his trips on horseback, from the city of Cusco. One of these led expeditions of Dr. Jose Gabriel Cosio, critical history professor, National University of San Antonio Abad of Cusco.