Imagine being Macchu Picchu - and not having your photo taken until 1911. Well, there's darn good reason for this. Machu Picchu wasn't discovered until 1911. Well, I mean, Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca settlement in Peru, wasn't discovered by an American with a camera before then. That's when American archeologist Hiram Bingham gots his first look and snapped a photo.
Bingham arrived in Peru with a small team of explorers to search for the famous “lost” cities of the Incas. Little did he realize he'd be discovering one of the future top tourist destinations in the world.
Way to go, Hiram Bingham!