On July 24, 1911, explorer Hiram Bingham was led by Peruvian guides to the mountaintop citadel of Machu Picchu—a discovery that brought this extraordinary Inca site to the attention of the world. “It fairly took my breath away,” Bingham said of the magnificent ruins set amid soaring Andean peaks. The following year, the National Geographic Society provided Bingham with a grant to excavate the site, and our connection to this ancient wonder has continued ever since.
But there is more to Machu Picchu – from the Ancient Alien Theory standpoint. A feat of engineering, this site seems to have been created by being of higher intelligence. While human ingenuity cannot be entirely ruled out, but we witness definite evidences of knowledge transfer, without which a construction of such magnitude and precision would not have been made possible, only by primitive/ medieval man. The saga of Machu Picchu shall be looked into, in a separate entry of this blog, this being just a ‘centenary’ entry – a tribute.