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Machu Picchu, Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas
by Richard L. Burger (Editor) Lucy C. Salazar (Editor)
- 256 PAGES
A substantive, scholarly survey of the archaeology, art and culture of Machu Picchu, reflecting recent archaeological discoveries and new conclusions. The handsome book, published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale, features color illustrations and descriptions of 120 gold, silver, ceramic, bone and textile works recovered at Machu Picchu. With new and archival photographs. The substantial essays accompanying the exhibit catalog include a reprint of Hiram Bingham's original 1913 report of the re-discovery in Machu Picchu and several chapters that establish the site as an Inca Royal Estate. This section concludes with a consideration of the modern significance of Machu Picchu. This book, the most substantial re-evaluation of the site in decades, would make an excellent addition to any traveler's library. Richard Burger is an archaeologist specializing in the Central Andes and director of the Peabody Museum. Archaeologist Lucy Salazar-Burger is co-editor and project manager for the exhibit.