Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu is the most visited destination in Peru and one of the new seven wonders of the modern world. Machu Picchu is thought to have been built in the 15th century as an estate for Incan emperors. It was built on the most difficult, wild and inaccessible mountain area available in the Andes Mountain range. Machu Picchu means "Old Mountain" in the Quechua language of the Inca. It is known world-wide not only for its impressive and unique ruins, but also for its unusual location on the edge of an abyss. Machu Picchu was occupied only for about 100 years until the Spanish Conquest and then forgotten for years. It was rediscovered by outside world thanks to American archaeologist Hiram Bingham in 1911. Machu Picchu can be divided into two major sections, the urban sector with premises connected by stairways and the agricultural sector with numerous of agricultural terraces.

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