The Lost City of the Incas
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The Lost City of the Incas

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Wikipedia : " Machu Picchu (Quechua: Machu Pikchu) – "Old Mountain", pronounced [ˈmɑtʃu ˈpixtʃu]) – is a pre-Columbian 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cusco 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.

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A: Machu Picchu from the Caretaker's Hut

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Though by late morning the blazing sun had made the walk up to the Caretaker's Hut a sweaty affair th...

Machu Picchu from the Caretaker's Hut

B: Machu Picchu overlook

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The view over Machu Picchu by the entrance to the trail leading to the Inca Bridge.  I took this pict...

Machu Picchu overlook

C: First Rays of Dawn over the Ancient Citadel of Machu Picchu

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Perched on a precipitous mountain ridge at 2,430m above Urubamba Valley, overlooking the fast flowing...

First Rays of Dawn over the Ancient Citadel of Machu Picchu

D: Machu Picchu before Sunset

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The day gradually drew to a close with the sun about to cast a long shadow of Huayna Picchu over the ...

Machu Picchu before Sunset

E: The Glowing Sky before Dawn over Machu Picchu

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There were people who had laid claims to various vantage points along the southern terrace of Machu P...

The Glowing Sky before Dawn over Machu Picchu

F: Machu Picchu

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Pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,430 metres (8,000 ft) above sea level.[1] It is situated on a mount...

Machu Picchu

G: Machu Picchu

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Wikipedia : " Machu Picchu (Quechua: Machu Pikchu) – "Old Mountain", pronounced [ˈmɑtʃu ˈpixtʃu]) – i...

Machu Picchu

H: The Royal Residence 3

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Just another view from the Royal Residence along the corridor - the Caretaker Hut greets the resident...

The Royal Residence 3

I: The Royal Residence 1

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I was just wandering and ended up here at the Royal Residential Complex - the stonewalls here are par...

The Royal Residence 1

J: The Royal Residence 2

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Just another view from the Royal Residence near its entrance from the Central Plaza.

The Royal Residence 2

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