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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Place of the Day: Machu Picchu

"Machu Picchu (Quechua: Old Peak; sometimes called the 'Lost City of the Incas') is a well-preserved pre-Columbian Inca ruin located at 2,430 m (7,970 ft) on a mountain ridge. Machu Picchu is located above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, about 70 km (44 mi) northwest of Cuzco. Forgotten for centuries by the outside world, although not by locals, it was brought back to international attention by Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham who rediscovered it in 1911, and wrote a best-selling work about it."
Source: Wikipedia

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