Adventures of a University Lecturer
Hiram Bingham III was born in Honolulu, on November 19, 1875, to Hiram Bingham II, an early Protestant missionary to the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. He was the grandson of Hiram Bingham I, who in 1820 was the leader of the Pioneer Company of missionaries to Hawaiʻi.
Hiram III married Alfreda Mitchell, heiress of the Tiffany and Co fortune through her maternal grandfather Charles L Tiffany. With this financial stability he was able to focus on his future explorations. On July 24, 1911, Hiram Bingham III rediscovered the ‘Lost City’ of Machu Picchu. He has been noted as a source of inspiration for the ‘Indiana Jones’ character.