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The Frontier of Exploration

A little over a hundred years ago, American explorer Hiram Bingham captured the world’s attention when he made the front cover of National Geographic magazine in 1913. Bingham used state-of-the-art photography equipment to record his findings in Peru, and returned with 250 pictures and detailed reports, including his personal account and rediscovery of Machu Picchu. The tradition of explorers using cutting-edge technology in Peru continues today with space archaeologist and National Geographic Fellow Sarah Parcak and National Geographic Explorer Luis Jaime Castillo.

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