Machu Picchu – A failed historic management


Years ago, the Peruvian historian Mariana Mould de Pease revealed historical evidence proving that Hiram Bingham was not the real discoverer of Machu Picchu as he claimed. In the following essay, a propos of the hundred years from Bingham’s first visit to Machu Picchu, Mould reminds us of the disinformation that still misleads the ordinary traveler and citizen about the Inca city, and of the Peruvian government’s wasted opportunity to demonstrate with historical evidence that Machu Picchu was never really lost to Peruvians.