Welcome!

Enrich Your Travels with Longitude

We've got the classic, new and hard-to-find books and maps to help you get the most out of your adventures.

SIGN UP FOR

Longitude News

Get our monthly e-mail update

GET A

Catalog

Monuments of the Incas

Monuments of the Incas

by John Hemming

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 288 PAGES

Originally published in 1982, Monuments of the Incas is the most comprehensive overview of the major sites of the Inca empire, including the famed city of Machu Picchu, the Inca town and sun temple of Ollantaytambo, the mighty temple-fortress of Sacsahuaman, and the steeply terraced ruins of Pisac. Hemming brings the text up to date, incorporating results from the latest archaeological excavations, discoveries about Inca masonry techniques, and updated interpretations of form and function. With new chapters on Choquequirau, Vitcos, Chinchero, and the ruins along the famous Inca Trail. Edward Ranney's photographs convey the extraordinary accomplishments of the Inca masons-from sheer terrace walls and stairways to striking temple buildings and sculpted rock shrines-and the grandeur of their cities.  (AND73, $45.00)


Related Items

Longitude provides recommended reading for travelers in partnership with the leading tour operators and travel programs for hundreds of destinations worldwide. We've got the classic, new and hard-to-find books and maps to help you get the most out of your adventures.