Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, literally meaning “old peak”, is a 15th-century Inca site located 7,970 feet above sea level in Peru.  It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley 50 miles northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows.  Built by the Incas in 1450, it was abandoned during the Spanish Conquest and remained unknown until 1911, when American historian Hiram Bingham brought it to international attention.

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