Saturday, June 25, 2011

In The News

One World Many Stories : Machu Picchu
By the end of 2012, Yale University plans to send thousands of artifacts excavated from Machu Picchu nearly a century ago back to Peru.  If you would like to learn more about this 15th century Inca Empire city, here's a few reading, viewing, and surfing suggestions.

Books and Reading
Try the classic title Lost City of the Incas by explorer Hiram Bingham III (1875-1956).

In Turn Right at Machu Picchu : Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time, adventure travel writer Mark Adams tries to retrace Bingham's steps.  The book is set for release on June 30.

For kids, try Machu Picchu by Elizabeth Mann, The Inca Empire by Jane Bingham, or National Geographic Investigates the Inca by Beth Gruber.

Travel Videos
Armchair travelers might also enjoy Destination Peru or 14 Wonders of the World Ancient and New, both of which include segments on Machu Picchu.

Surf's Up
UNESCO : Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
Encyclopedia Britannica; log in with your East Hampton card number to find info, photos, and links to reputable web sites about Machu Picchu.

If you don't have a local library card, we can share this Britannica Online article with you, though advertising and promotions may appear.  Grab your spyware; here's Machu Picchu with blinking lights...