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Lost City of the Incas

First transmitted in 1984. After failing to prevent the Spanish conquistadors seizing his city in 1536, the last of the Inca kings led his vanquished people into the jungle, where they apparently vanished. In this special edition of Chronicle, David Drew and his team travel across the inhospitable terrain of the Andes and the Peruvian jungle in search of the last refuge of the Incas. Though they follow in the footsteps of explorer Hiram Bingham III, who attempted this quest in 1911, the team reach very different conclusions as to where this lost city might have been located.

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1 hour

Last on

Mon 25 Mar 1991 12:20
BBC Two except East, South East, Yorkshire

Did You Know?

Spanish colonists destroyed many of the grandiose monuments of Inca civilisation in the 17th Century. Despite this, when Hiram Bingham reached Machu Picchu in 1911, he found not only examples of huge monuments but also well preserved Inca mummies.


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