Forgotten Vilcabamba “This is the story of an escape that turned into a quest that became an obsession that has solved, I think, a very old puzzle. What began as a simple adventure soon took on a life of its own and became in time an Odyssey of learning and discovery. Those who think that the frontiers of exploration have all descended into the ocean depths or flown out beyond the rings of Saturn take heart and read on…”
A modern-day adventure set against a fascinating historical backdrop, Forgotten Vilcabamba: Final Stronghold of the Incas describes a long but successful campaign to uncover the secrets of lost Vilcabamba, the last refuge of the Incas. Combining a dramatic feet-on-the-ground narrative with over 60 original drawings and maps, Vince Lee has produced a must-read book for anyone considering a trip to Peru or wanting to know more about the final days of the Inca empire.
Praise for Forgotten Vilcabamba: Final Stronghold of the Incas
"Vincent Lee reveals the secrets and solves the mysteries of Manco Inca's Vilcabamba in a series of splendid expeditions. His detective work and conclusions are totally convincing (and his) drawings constitute a treasure-house of new information."
John Hemming, The Conquest of the Incas
"Forgotten Vilcabamba is destined to be read and re-read for as long as people are interested in the search for and discovery of lost cities from ancient civilizations. A book that not only captures the excitement of exploration but also tantalizes one with the idea that lost cities are still out there waiting to be found. A great and thrilling read."
Kim MacQuarrie, The Last Days of the Incas