24th JULY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

JULY 24th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1911 : Machu Picchu discovered | & more about history on this day in the video… American archeologist Hiram Bingham got his first look at the ancient Inca settlementat of Machu Picchu in Peru, now one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Machu Picchu is in the rocky countryside of northwest of Cuzco, and believed to have been a summer retreat for Inca leaders, whose civilization was virtually wiped out by Spanish invaders in the 16th century. For hundreds of years its existence was only secretly known to the peasants living the region, until the summer of 1911, when Hiram Bingham arrived with a small team of explorers to search for the famous lost cities of the Incas.

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