Monday, July 25, 2011

Peru Update

Retracing An Explorer's Footsteps to Machu Picchu : NPR: "On July 24, 1911, Machu Picchu was found by an American historian, and this weekend many are celebrating the centennial of the 'discovery' of the cloud city high in the Andes — one of the most remarkable archeological sites on the planet.

Now, of course, Peruvians say that the city was not discovered a century ago today, because they never lost it. But Americans give credit to Hiram Bingham III, who climbed the Andes and saw the remarkable city, surrounded by holy mountains and filled with houses, terraces and temples that with all our modern skills and machines would be impossible to build today."

2 comments:

Seepy Benton said...

I'm glad you had the opportunity to PERUse those ruins.

Bill Crider said...

Me too.