Machu Picchu: 100 Years Since Its Rediscovery

Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu, Circa, 1930
Machu Picchu, often called the "Lost City of the Incas, sits at 2,350 meters above sea level in the heart of the Urubamba valley in southern Peru. Many archaeologists believe that it was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438-1472).

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