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Footsteps

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The Lost City of the Incas
(Hiram Bingham 1878-1956) Presented by David Drew Suddenly I found myself confronted with the walls of ruined houses built of the finest quality of Inca stonework. Itfairly took my breath away. What could this place be?
Hiram Bingham was a young American who, in 1911, set off into a remote, unexplored part of the Peruvian Andes.
He was searching for the last refuge of the Incas, a city that was a treasure house of ancient riches and which, according to legend, the Spanish conquistadors had never found.
After only a week, Bingham was to discover the spectacular ruins of Machu Picchu, perched on a forest-clad mountain top. It is the most romantic archaeological site in the world, but is it, in fact, the true lost city?
David Drew follows
Bingham's trail from Cusco, the ancient Inca capital, through mountain peaks to Machu Picchu and the jungles beyond and attempts to resolve the mystery.
Voice of Hiram Bingham William Roberts
Photography JOHN GOODYER
Film editor STEVE BOTTOMORE Series editor BRUCE NORMAN
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Unknown: Hiram Bingham
Presented By: David Drew
Unknown: Hiram Bingham
Unknown: David Drew
Unknown: MacHu Picchu
Unknown: Hiram Bingham
Unknown: William Roberts
Unknown: Photography John Goodyer
Editor: Steve Bottomore
Editor: Bruce Norman

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