Victor Wolfgang von Hagen (St-Louis, Missouri, USA, February 29, 1908 - Italy, March 8, 1985) was an American explorer, archaeological historian, anthropologist, and travel writer who traveled in South America with his wife (Christine, later Silvia). Mainly between 1940 and 1965, he published a large number of widely acclaimed books about the ancient people of the Inca, Maya, and Aztecs.
In the early 1950s, he went for a two year exploration of Peru's ancient Inca roads and found the only surviving suspension bridge of this trail.
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