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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas



"Machu Picchu is a late Inca town dramatically sited on the saddle between two mountains, Machu Picchu (Old Mountain) and Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain), overlooking the Urubamba River, which winds 3000 ft below it. Its buildings, all constructed of local stone, use various types of walling, from coursed ashlar to roughly dressed rubble, and incorporate characteristic trapezoidal doorways. Some of the walls have rectangular niches formed on the inner side. Masonry gables still stand and some buildings have trapezoidal window openings. The steep slopes of the site are terraced with masonry retaining walls to hold soil for the gardens, and the various levels of the town are linked by stone stairways."
Sir Banister Fletcher. A History of Architecture. p688.

After centuries lost in the jungle of Cuzco, Machu Picchu was rediscovered in 1911 by the American archaeologist Hiram Bingham. The Inca trail to Machu Picchu is rated as one of the best trekking trails in the world offering stunning landscapes and ancient ruins with diverse ecology.


Machu Picchu Table of Content (Page 1 of 3)

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Regions of Peru

Regions of Peru Mind Map.
UNESCO World Heritage List.


Machu Picchu Index

Machu Picchu Index.
Cuzco, Peru.


Machu Picchu and Putucusi

Machu Picchu and Putucusi.
Cuzco, Peru.


Machu Picchu Terraces

Machu Picchu Terraces.
Parts of Machu Picchu are covered agricultural terraces.


Machu Picchu in the Morning

Machu Picchu in the Morning.
The mystical appearance.


Machu Picchu is now among seven wonders world July 7, 2007 (07.07.07)
Video: Machu Picchu and the Incas. See the Geometry of the Incas.


Video: The Incas with Inca Music.


Most Popular videos of Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu 2.
Machu Picchu 3.
Most Popular videos of The Condor Pasa and Machu Picchu.


Ranking of the New 7 Wonders finalists as of June 7, 2007
Machu Picchu is one of the Top 10.
The New 7 Wonders of the World will be announced during the Official Declaration ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 07.07.07.


Machu Picchu Trekking View.


Machu Picchu picked by Leslie E. Robertson. the éminence grise of American engineering.

Machu Picchu: Top Ten Feats of Man-Made Wonder, Picked by Structural Engineers Machu Picchu picked by Leslie E. Robertson. the éminence grise of American engineering.


Machu Picchu,The Lost City of the Incas.


Machu Picchu Map. Explore this interactive map


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