Lost City The Discovery of Machu Picchu

written and illustrated by Ted Lewin

Vividly illustrated picture book account of the 1911 expedition by a team of archaeologists in search of Vilcapampa, the legendary lost city of the Inca.

Splendid double-page watercolor paintings capture the thrilling journey into the wilds of Peru in 1911 with Hiram Bingham in search of a lost city. Through snake-filled jungles and across treacherous mountains his party is led to the ruins of Machu Picchu, a city totally unknown to the outside world at that time. There is a useful pronunciation guide to Spanish and Quechua words as well as extensive notes from the author's research.