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Who Found Machu Picchu?

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Mon 12 Dec 6:30am - 7am BBC Radio 4 Extra
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Summary

Hugh Thomson travels to the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru to explore the controversies surrounding its alleged discovery by the American academic Hiram Bingham, who brought thousands of artefacts back to Yale University. Although he was ill-equipped to interpret their history, the myths he invented have persisted into the present day and many of the objects have only recently been repatriated, in time for the centenary celebrations of Bingham's expedition. From 2011.

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Presenter Hugh Thomson
Producer Dominic Byrne

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