Historian Christopher Heaney relates how 100 years ago Hiram Bingham stepped into the astounding ruins of Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas.
Christopher Heaney is a writer and Harrington Doctoral Fellow in the
History Graduate program at the University of Texas at Austin. The son
of an Australian nurse and an American anthropologist, he was born in
Perth, West Australia. He grew up in New Jersey, however, spending his
weekends in New York at the American Museum of Natural History, and his
weekdays playing trombone. After graduating from Yale University with a
B.A. in Latin American Studies, he worked in journalism for several
years, including a life-changing stint at the oral history project StoryCorps.