Hiram Bingham

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Birthday
19, 1875
Birthplace
Honolulu, HI
Death Date
Jun 6, 1956 (80)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
19, 1875
Birthplace
Honolulu, HI
Death Date
Jun 6, 1956 (80)

About

Famed archaeologist who began the exploration of Machu Picchu.

Before Fame

It was one of the locals that he was working with who convinced him to visit an ancient Incan city in the mountains.

Trivia

A lot of the artifacts he dug up from Machu Picchu and sent to back to Yale were later returned to Peru.

Family Life

His father taught him mountaineering, which later became an invaluable skill in exploring the Peruvian Andes.

Associated With

He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery along with the mother of Mary Anna Custis Lee.