The ruins of one of the houses in the wealthy district of Machu Picchu in a photo taken in 1912. Much of the site was covered in brush and overgrowth when Bingham found it, but ongoing efforts are being made to restore some of the structures. #tbt
Thales of Miletus was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher from Miletus in Asia Minor, and one of the Seven Sages of Greece. Many, most notably Aristotle, regard him as the first philosopher in the Greek tradition.