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Machu Picchu
Peru

Pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,430 metres (8,000 ft) above sea level.[1] It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438-1472). Often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas", it is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machu_Picchu

Copyright: Julius Sunpanoramas.Com
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Taken: 17/09/2009
Uploaded: 17/02/2010
Updated: 03/09/2014
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Tags: machu picchu; inca; cusco; peru; mountains; pre-colombian; archeology
  • mamad rafie 6 months ago
    thank you ..........♥
  • MiguelVP almost 2 years ago
    Great picture showing the magnificence of Machu Picchu. Thanks for sharing it. Miguel
  • Julius Sunpanoramas.com almost 2 years ago
    Thanks Ken. It was an amazing place to be and take photos. That dark speck is strange. It is in the original too and looks like dirt on the image captor but I remember believing it was a bird. But I guess I should have removed it anyway.
  • Ken almost 2 years ago
    If you look at this picture there is a black dot in the sky to the right of the thatched roof stone house on the hill. To be more specific it sits above a stone wall with what appears to have a large grey rock as part of its structure. You have to zoom in to see it..........Apart from that observation it is a fabulous picture. Thank you
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