Hiram Bingham III
Hiram Bingham III (November 19, 1875 – June 6, 1956) was an American academic, explorer, and politician. He made public the existence of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in 1911 with the guidance of local indigenous farmers. Later, Bingham served as Governor of Connecticut for a single day, the shortest term in history, and then as a member of the United States Senate.
- The Belgians are setting about the task of combating the shortage of labour with almost Teutonic thoroughness and far-sightedness.
- The natives while working on the mines are very well treated. They live in compounds, which appeared to be run on model lines. I was told that there had been cases of brutality and ill-treatment, but the compound managers concerned had been instantly dismissed. The Union Minière are strongly opposed to anything in the nature of brutal treatment of the natives.
- Speaking generally, it may be said that the authorities of the Union Minière are in advance of the Mining Companies in this Territory [Rhodesia] in the care and attention they give to recruited labour.
- Works by Hiram Bingham at Project Gutenberg
- Works by Hiram Bingham
- Guide to the Records of the Yale Peruvian Expedition, including Bingham's diaries
- Selection from Bingham's The Lost City of the Incas
- Machu Picchu on the Web – The Discovery
- Inca Land, by Hiram Bingham
- The Explorer of Machi Picchu by Alfred M. Bingham web site
- Hiram Bingham III