June 24, 2011 – September 11, 2011
- Time 10:00 a.m.
- Location Washington, D.C.
- Price Free
On an expedition to Peru to search for ancient ruins, Hiram Bingham III, a 35-year-old assistant professor of Latin American history at Yale University, was directed to what has become one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, Machu Picchu. Bingham first encountered the Inca mountaintop retreat on July 24, 1911. With financial support from Yale University and the National Geographic Society, he returned on two subsequent expeditions, clearing the ruins and photographing and mapping the site. In April 1913, National Geographic devoted the entire issue of its journal to Bingham’s work in Peru, publishing hundreds of his photographs and bringing Machu Picchu to the attention of the world. Panoramic black and white photographs of the intricate stonework, portraits of workmen, and scenes along the route to Machu Picchu combine for a fascinating look at the city when it first came to the attention of the world.
In conjunction with the exhibition, National Geographic will present several related public programs, including films, talks, and dance. View schedule.
Co-presented with the Embassy of Peru.
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Washington, D.C., US
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