A Local Man Once Owned The Famous Mexican Ruins of Chichen Iza

Dec 6, 2017

In 2007 the ancient Maya city of Chichen Itza in Yucatan, Mexico, was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. A popular tourist destination, this archaeological site once belonged to Edward Herbert Thompson (1857-1935) of West Falmouth, Massachusetts. Evan Albright has written a book, part biography, which investigates how Thompson, an archaeologist who had owned and explored Chichen Itza for nearly half a century, made one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in North America. Mr. Albright spent a decade researching his book, traveling to Mexico, Switzerland, England, and the Netherlands. Mindy Todd hosts this interview on The Point.


  This program was originally broadcast February 4th 2016