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interesting fact i learned in my Archaeology class was that Hiram Bingham didn’t discover Machu Picchu. he “discovered” it in the same sense that Columbus “discovered” America. Bingham was guided to the mountaintop by local children who knew of the area. he even had to kick people out that were living in the ruins in order to claim he’s “discovered” it. 

aphoticoccurrences:

interesting fact i learned in my Archaeology class was that Hiram Bingham didn’t discover Machu Picchu. he “discovered” it in the same sense that Columbus “discovered” America. Bingham was guided to the mountaintop by local children who knew of the area. he even had to kick people out that were living in the ruins in order to claim he’s “discovered” it. 

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