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  Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru, Machu Picchu Artifacts, Machu Picchu Tourism
Machu Picchu tourism is one of Peru’s proudest industries, and thankfully the country sees fit to share its crown jewel with anyone who is fortunate enough to make the trip.
Machu Picchu was probably built around the year 1450 AD, and it only thrived for approximately 100 years.
Machu Picchu tourism peaks from June to August, and if you are visiting during these months, you can expect to share the site with about 3,000 other visitors.
www.destination360.com /peru/machu-picchu.php   (1220 words)

  
  Machu Picchu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Machu Picchu (Quechua: Old Peak; sometimes called the "Lost City of the Incas") is a well-preserved pre-Columbian Inca ruin located on a high mountain ridge.
Machu Picchu is located 70 kilometers to the northwest of Cusco, on the crest of the mountain Machu Picchu, located about 2,350 meters above sea level.
On July 24, 1911, Machu Picchu was brought to the attention of the West by Hiram Bingham III, an American historian then employed as a lecturer at Yale University.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Machu_Picchu   (2010 words)

  
 Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is a city located high in the Andes Mountains in modern Peru.
Machu Picchu was rediscovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, a professor from Yale.
Machu Picchu was never completely forgotten, as a few people still lived in the area, where they were "free from undesirable visitors, officials looking for army ‘volunteers’ or collecting taxes", as they told Bingham.
mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/latinamerica/south/sites/machu_picchu.html   (837 words)

  
 Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is a city located high in the Andes Mountains in modern Peru.
Machu Picchu was rediscovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, a professor from Yale.
Machu Picchu was never completely forgotten, as a few people still lived in the area, where they were "free from undesirable visitors, officials looking for army ‘volunteers’ or collecting taxes", as they told Bingham.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/latinamerica/south/sites/machu_picchu.html   (817 words)

  
 Machu Picchu
In Machu Picchu there are remains of buildings that were covered with gold, presumably with fantasy gardens, idols and offerings like those of the temple of Qorikancha in Cuzco.
Machu Picchu is located some 112 km by railroad north of the city of Cuzco, at an altitude of 2360 m above sea level; that is, about 1000 m below Cuzco, which is at 3408 m altitude.
In the citadel of Machu Picchu few people lived - probably no more than 200 or 300 - and, if what we suspect is true, all of them were of high rank and were linked to the lineage of the Inca, that is, they were descendents of the founder of Tawantinsuyu.
www.machupicchu.perucultural.org.pe /ingles/presentacion.htm   (284 words)

  
 Machu Picchu
This fact has allowed historians and archeologists to believe that Machu Picchu's inhabitants were mostly females that could have been the chosen ones of the Inca, fleeing from Cuzco when it was overrun by the Conquerors of Spain and seeking refuge in Machu Picchu that, by the way, was never discovered by the Spaniards.
Machu Picchu was introduced to the scientific world by Hiram Bingham, who was led to the site by the folk that lived in the area.
From Machu Picchu you can take a trail shaped to the resemblance of a horse shoe that will take you through high mountains and lead you to the breathtaking summit of the Huayna Picchu that is located to the Northeast of the Citadel.
www.go2peru.com /machu_picchu_travel_guide.htm   (1291 words)

  
 Machu Pitchu Resource and References Page
Machu Picchu, sacred city of the Incas, is accessible by train from Cuzco, or via a trek along the Inca Trail, in Peru.
Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail by Marcos Aninkvicius Gazzana.
Machu Picchu: Consecration or Desecration A plea for the preservation of this unique area by Carol Cumes who is the author of a book, Journey to Machu Picchu, on the traditions and beliefs of the Andean people.
www.tylwythteg.com /machupit.html   (3150 words)

  
 Machu Picchu - Crystalinks
Machu Picchu is also one of the Inca's best kept secrets, since they did not left written records and Spanish chronicles make no mention of the citadel, it remains a mystery.
Huayna Picchu, young peak, is as much a part of the site as the buildings of the citadel, the towering granite peak overlooks Machu Picchu to the North with a steep well preserved original Inca path, well worth the one hour climb for an astounding view of the citadel and the entire valley.
Machu Picchu was a complex of temples, palaces and observatories and was the home of the Inca ruling classes.
www.crystalinks.com /machu.html   (2321 words)

  
 Machu Picchu Peru - Travel and Tours
Machu Picchu is a citadel shrouded in mystery, and to this day archaeologists have not uncovered the history andpurpose of this city of stone.
Machu Picchu is an indispensable place to visit for everybody who gets to Cusco, and on seeing it, you, like the famous North American archaeologist, will be left speechless and won't want to leave.
The Machu Picchu Sanctuary is a priceless example of Andean archeology and culture, combined with a spectacular natural environment home to species of fauna and flora unknown elsewhere in the world.
www.enjoyperu.com /peru_travel_tours_information/peru_travel_destinations/peru_machu_picchu/machu_picchu_machu_picchu.html   (1387 words)

  
 Machu Picchu
The Inca city of Machu Picchu is part of the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu that covers 32.592 acres, embracing one of the most spectacular views in the world.
Machu Picchu is the biggest, and most beautiful construction of our ancestors, the Incas.
It is in the center that the existence of the mysteries hide in the walls stuck away in the stone; constructed to be a school of high learning thousands of years ago this sacred site remains today to be a major point of attraction to many world wide.
www.sacredtrips.com /machu_picchu.htm   (430 words)

  
 Machu Picchu - The Lost City of the Incas
Rediscovered on July 24, 1911 by Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham, Machu Picchu (meaning 'Old Peak' in Quechua, the language spoken by the Incas) was thought to be a sanctuary for the preparation of priestesses and brides for the Inca nobility.
Although Machu Picchu was known to a handful of Quechua peasants who farmed the area, the outside world was unaware of its existence until the American historian Hiram Bingham stumbled on it almost by accident on July 24, 1911.
Bingham was not looking for Machu Picchu, he was searching for the lost city of Vilcabamba, the last stronghold of the Incas and when some local Indians led him to Machu Picchu, he thought he had found it.
www.travel-amazing-southamerica.com /machu-picchu.html   (1048 words)

  
 Duane's Photographs of Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is a bit overwhelming as you walk through it.
Machu Picchu is located high above the Urubamba river valley.
Bingham really felt that Machu Picchu was the lost city of Vilcabamba, the legendary final refuge of Manco Inca and his sons from the Spanish.
ecuadorphotos.tripod.com /machu/machu.html   (1138 words)

  
 Machu Picchu
After Pachacuti Inca's death, Machu Picchu remained the property of his allus, or kinship group, who were responsible for maintenance, administration and continued building.
Machu Picchu, like most Inca sites was undergoing constant construction and must of had a resident crew of builders as well as attendants, planters, and others.
Machu Picchu was probably abandoned at this time — both because it was expensive to maintain and with most of the population dead from war or epidemic, it was hard to find the labor to keep it up.
www.gorp.com /gorp/location/latamer/peru/machu.htm   (907 words)

  
 YAM December 2002 - Secrets of the Temple
Machu Picchu is widely hailed as a place that is perfect for talking to extraterrestrials.
The notion that Machu Picchu was one of these was confirmed in 1987 when John Howland Rowe, a University of California at Berkeley anthropologist (and Burger's doctoral thesis supervisor), published an account of a document he discovered in the Spanish archives in Cuzco.
Salazar's research shows that the servants came to Machu Picchu from every corner of the empire and were apparently well-fed and well-treated by their employers.
www.yalealumnimagazine.com /issues/02_12/machupicchu.html   (1798 words)

  
 Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is a combination of the Quechua terms machu ("old") and picchu ("mountain"), hence its meaning: old mountain.
The Main Temple is Machu Picchu's chief temple, yet it was not devoted to the worship of solar Inti.
The Sacred Rock [view], located at the northwestern section of Machu Picchu near the path to Huayna Picchu, is a polished, natural outcrop of the mountain whose appearance is similar to that of the Yanantin mountain located behind it.
www.ancientworlds.net /aw/Places/Place/646678   (1488 words)

  
 Machu Picchu - tips by travel authority Howard Hillman
Although there is scant evidence that Machu Picchu was an important sacred site, the stronghold theory bears weight because the builders chose an enviable defensive setting bordered on three sides by precipitous river canyon walls.
Their research suggests that Machu Picchu was built mainly as a spectacular summer mountain palace.
Nearly all tourists reach Machu Picchu by flying from Lima to the city of Cuzco (1 hour 15 minutes), staying overnight, then catching an early morning train to a village at the base of the ruins (several hours).
www.hillmanwonders.com /machu_picchu/machu_picchu.htm   (674 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Americas | Bridge stirs the waters in Machu Picchu
In the year that Peru is trying to get Machu Picchu voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, there are growing tensions over the country's greatest tourist attraction.
Machu Picchu is located high in the Andes Mountains
There is currently only one route to Machu Picchu from the city of Cusco and that is by train.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/6292327.stm   (1020 words)

  
 Nota cultural: Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu es una de las ruinas arqueológicas más importantes de la región del Cuzco, conocida como el Valle Sagrado de los Incas.
Located in the Andes mountains of south-central Peru, Machu Picchu is one of the most important archeological ruins of the region near Cuzco known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Ancient fortress of the Incas, Machu Picchu went undiscovered by the Spaniards, and thus the "lost city" was discovered nearly intact in 1911 by Hiram Bingham of Yale University.
www.studyspanish.com /comps/machu.htm   (205 words)

  
 Machu Picchu travel guide
The Citadel of Machu Picchu (in Quechua [an Andean language] = Old Mountain) is known throughout the world for its amazing ruins and its unusual location on a high mountain overlooking the mighty currents of the Urubamba river.
Without doubt, Machu Picchu was part of a very big complex of fortresses which defended the Andean lands in Sacred valley of any assault from indian people out of the Jungle.
This fact has allowed historians and archeologists to believe that Machu Picchu's inhabitants were mostly females that could have been the chosen ones of the Inca, fleeing from Cusco when it was overrun by the Conquerors of Spain and seeking refuge in Machu Picchu that, by the way, was never discovered by the Spaniards.
www.world66.com /southamerica/peru/machupicchu   (776 words)

  
 Machu Picchu Facts
The Machu Picchu archaeological complex is located in the department of Cuzco, in the Urubamba province and district of Machu Picchu.
The lay of the land, the natural surroundings and the strategic location of Machu Picchu lend this monument a fusion of beauty, harmony and balance between the work of the ancient Peruvians and the whim of nature.
Machu Picchu was built according to its natural surroundings, with its constructions following the natural curves and dips and rises in the land.
www.machupicchu.com /facts.htm   (2427 words)

  
 Machu Picchu Lost City of the Incas - Inca Geometry. Antonio Gutierrez
Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian Inca city located at 7,970 ft altitude on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, about 44 mi northwest of Cusco.
Machu Picchu, which means "Old Peak", was probably built by Pachacuti Inca as a royal estate and religious retreat in 1460-70.
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.
agutie.homestead.com /files/MachuPicchu.htm   (484 words)

  
 Machu Picchu travel guide - Wikitravel
Current researchers tend to believe that Machu Picchu was a country resort for elite Incans.
The Machu Picchu station is located at Aguas Calientes; this is not the station used by tourists on a day trip.
Machu Picchu is not a regular town, but a protected sanctuary where new construction is not allowed.
wikitravel.org /en/Machu_Picchu   (1770 words)

  
 Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, an Inca citadel located in the Andes Mountains of Peru, is one of the world’s most well known sacred places.
Machu Picchu was constructed around 1450, at the height of the Inca empire, and was abandoned less than 100 years later, as the empire collapsed under Spanish conquest.
Programa Machu Picchu, a conservation program funded through a debt-swap arrangement with the Finnish government that operated from 1997 to 2002, helped to strengthen the administration of the sanctuary and to establish strategies for protecting the environment and for the development of Aguas Calientes.
www.sacredland.org /world_sites_pages/M_Picchu.html   (2008 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Peru wants Machu Picchu artifacts returned   (Site not responding. Last check: )
MACHU PICCHU, Peru — The Incas built their mysterious city here to be closer to the gods.
Visitors to Machu Picchu see well-preserved ruins hidden among the majestic Andes: palaces, baths, temples, tombs, sundials and farming terraces, along with llamas that roam among hundreds of gray granite houses.
Yale historian Hiram Bingham rediscovered Machu Picchu in 1911, and backed by the National Geographic Society, he returned with large expeditions in 1912 and 1915.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2006-01-05-machu-picchu-dispute_x.htm   (1039 words)

  
 National Geographic Traveler Article: Machu Picchu
I thought I knew what to expect, but Machu Picchu is one of the few places in the world where reality often surpasses a person's imagination.
Built by the Inca in a rugged, isolated, area of Peru, Machu Picchu was discovered by the scientific world when geographer Hiram Bingham reached it in 1911.
Machu Picchu will be a place of mystery for years to come—and it will always draw me back.
www.nationalgeographic.com /traveler/articles/1045machu_picchu.html   (512 words)

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