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Debate rages in Peru: was a 'Lost City' ever lost?

A recent confluence of contrary events has threatened to upend the legacy of Yale explorer Hiram Bingham, the ostensible model for the fictional Indiana Jones. Peru has threatened legal action against Yale to recover thousands of artifacts Bingham removed. Evidence has emerged suggesting that a German adventurer may have arrived there first. And a dispute has been grinding on over who owned the site when Bingham supposedly discovered it.

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