Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu

Llamas are used as pack animals in the Andes

7,000 feet above sea level and nestled on a small hilltop between the Andean Mountain Range, the majestic city soars above the Urabamba Valley below. The Incan built structure has been deemed the “Lost Cities”, unknown until its relatively recent discovery in 1911. Archaeologists estimate that approximately 1200 people could have lived in the area, though many theorize it was most likely a retreat for Incan rulers.

Machu Picchu is thought of as one of the greatest wonders of the ancient world. It was built in the early part of the 14th Century and then abandoned in the middle of the 16th when Spanish invaders conquered the Incan Empire. The use of this immense and complex structure is not known for sure, but many theories surround it.

Machu Picchu

Discovered in 1911 by American ArchaeologistHiram Bingham

One of the most famous pieces of Machu Picchu is the Sundial which was recently damaged


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