Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru

Machu Picchu (Quechua: Old Mountain; sometimes called the “Lost City of the Incas”) is a well-preserved pre-Columbian Inca ruin located on a high mountain ridge.





Elevation measurements vary depending on whether the data refers to the ruin or the extremity of the mountain, Machu Picchu tourist information reports the elevation as 2,350 m (7,710 ft) [1]. Machu Picchu is located above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, about 70 km (44 mi) northwest of Cusco. Forgotten for centuries by the outside world, although not by locals, it was brought back to international attention by Yale archeologist Hiram Bingham who rediscovered it in 1911, and wrote a best-selling work about it. Peru is pursuing legal efforts to retrieve thousands of artifacts that Bingham removed from the site.

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One Response to “Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru”

  1. Andre Says:

    Very cool. Thanks for sharing. I have a couple of videos of MP myself that I thought about uploading. I always enjoy going back through my photos and videos to this amazing place.
    I often go to this Machu Picchu Mosaic (a 222 Megapixel Image) and browse and zoom around. Its almost like standing on this hill again.

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