MACHU PICCHU 3

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“Pachacutec: Ruler of the Incas from 1438-1471 and the founder of the greatest royal dynasty in Inca history. (Often compared to Alexander the Great.) He launched a building program that created many of the most famous works of Inca architecture, including Machu Picchu and Qoricancha.” From “Turn Right at Machu Picchu” by Mark Adams

Pictures: 18OCT12. Machu Picchu, Peru. (Canon 550D, Canon Lens EF 18-135mm)

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MACHU PICCHU 2

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During the Spanish Conquest that destroyed much of Cuzco, the fortress city of Machu Picchu was able to lie undetected by the pillagers.

Pictures: 18OCT12. Machu Picchu, Peru. (Canon 550D, Canon Lens EF 18-135mm)

MACHU PICCHU

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Hiram Bingham III discovered the glorious Machu Picchu in 1911. Well, discovered it for the outside world. It was known to locals for years.

All pictures taken: 18OCT12. Machu Picchu, Peru. (Canon 550D, Canon Lens EF 18-135mm)