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This Day in History: Machu Picchu 'Discovered'

One News Page | 24/07/2020 10:25 PM | Click to read full article

Hiram Bingham, an American archaeologist, on July 24, 1911, discovered the ruins of Machu Picchu, which was named as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

An ancient Inca settlement in Peru was discovered when Bingham arrived with a team of explorers to search for the famous ‘lost’ cities of the Incas. The explorer chopped his way through thick jungle, crawled across a bridge of logs and crept through underbrush to discover the hidden city.