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Cradle of Gold

Cradle of Gold: The Story of Hiram Bingham, a Real-Life Indiana Jones, and the Search for Machu Picchu by Christopher Heaney

Non-fiction from Nancy

Yale historian Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu in early 1900’s. made Machu Picchu famous,his dispatches from the jungle cast him as an Indiana Jones-like character. But his excavation of the site raised old specters of conquest and plunder, and met with an indigenous nationalism that changed the course of Peruvian history. conflict between Yale and Peru persists through the present day over a simple question: Who owns Inca history?