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Inca Remains Discovered - The Illustrated London News, April 6, 1912

 
Accession number AR.EP.NP.0448
Creator
Places
Machupicchu (Cuzco [Peru])
Cuzco (Peru)
Peru
Date
1912
Measurements
11 x 15.75 inches
Materials/Techniques
black & white photograph, text
Work types
newspaper

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The Illustrated London News, April 6, 1912.--506

By courtesy of Professor Hiram Bingham, the distinguished chief of the Yale Expedition to Peru, we are able to reproduce these exceedingly interesting photographs of Inca remains discovered. The Professor's work was done in the comparatively unknown mountainous district of Vilcapampa to the north-west of Cuzco. Amongst the "finds" were a small Inca fortress; a group of edifices of finely worked stones, 13 feet by 4 feet, 10 feet by 8 feet, and one 14 feet long, including a wall with three windows of uncommon size; ruins at Incma and Rosas-pata; the great monolith illustrated; and ruins and Inca pottery at Conservidayo. It will be seen by this that Professor Bingham's expedition was most successful; and there is more news to come.

In the region in which the Incas maintained their Independence for thirty-five years after the Spaniards had overrun the rest of Peru: a remarkable Inca wall at Macchu-Pichu in Vilcapampa.

A colossus, 180 feet in circumfrence, foun in a valley at the back of Rosas-Pata: the monolith called Nusta Espana.

With three windows of unusual size: part of the Inca wall, with large stones finely worked, at Macchu-Pichu.

Discovered by the Yale Peruvian Expedition: Inca pottery at Conservidayo.

Collection

Ephemera Collection
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Archives, 054.SUZ.02.PCbox.096
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
Accession number AR.EP.NP.0448
Creator
Places
Machupicchu (Cuzco [Peru])
Cuzco (Peru)
Peru
Date
1912
Measurements
11 x 15.75 inches
Materials/Techniques
black & white photograph, text
Work types
newspaper