Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|In Search of History - Lost City of the Incas |
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
The spectacular Incan city of Machu Picchu, high in the Andes Mountains, was long thought to be legendary. Then in 1911, the intrepid explorer Hiram Bingham stumbled upon its remains. But while the walls and chambers hav... more »
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A little disappointing
L. M. Schumann | Colorado USA | 01/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've visited Machu Picchu, and I suppose I was looking to re-live some happy vacation memories, but I found the footage a bit disappointing. Basically, we have one angle looking down on the city, but no reverse angle to see where the camera person stood, and these views are equally magnificent. There was no mention of the Gateway to the Sun, nor the trail leading to it from the city. I realize there were time constraints, but I would have preferred seeing this as opposed to time spent on Cusco (or Cuzco depending on your nationality).
That being said, I think they did a good job of touching on Inca history. Not enough information to do a paper on their civilization, but to the average viewer, enough insight to introduce an often glossed over culture.
Certainly worth the time to watch it, but if you're looking for a comprehensive study on either Machu Picchu or the Inca, this isn't it."
R. J. Martinez | USA | 07/07/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This info. is just your basic info. regarding early Incas. It discusses their building techniques and defensive approach. It later talks about present day Incas."
R. Saldana | San Antonio, TX, USA | 03/28/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This video is a good visual introduction into the site of Machu Picchu. It's very good for use in the classroom or for the armchair adventurer."