The Inca Terraces in Machu Picchu - Peru
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The Inca Terraces in Machu Picchu - Peru

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A cidade de Machu Picchu está localizada na cordilheira dos Andes, no Peru a uma altitude de 2400 metros. Foi construída pelos Incas no século XV. Foi descoberta pelo antropólogo norte-americano Hiran Binguam em 1911.

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