Peru-237 - Machu Picchu (from film)

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    This is the first place I went to when I started to travel by plane, still one of my favourite spots on earth.

    Machu Picchu means “Old Peak” and the higher Huayna Picchu “Young Peak” stands vigil over it. It’s remains are in a comparatively good state of preservation because the Spaniards never found it. It was buried in the jungle for centuries, until Hiram Bingham discovered it in 1911. The city remained inaccessible until the 1940s, when the Inca Trail cutting through the valley was discovered.

    Theories about what happened to the inhabitants range from epidemics to their occupants being isolated at the time of the fall of the Inca Empire. Excavations only added to the mystery to what happened to the city. They found 173 skeletons, of which 150 were woman. At the tomb of the high priest skeletons of a women and a dog were found. The women suffered from syphilis.

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    1. Roofer 1 35 months ago | reply

      Fantastic picture Dennis, have a great time with your son!

    2. Alborz Shokrani 35 months ago | reply

      wow, fantastic shot.
      Hope everything goes well with you.

    3. kees straver (will be back online soon friends) 35 months ago | reply

      What a great view of M.P. you got here. It looks wonderful

    4. su-sa-ni-ta 35 months ago | reply

      WOW Maravillosa !

    5. Janette & Jack, on and off 35 months ago | reply

      I am not surprised this is one of your favourite spots. Would love to go there. A great capture Dennis.

    6. Geekstalt 35 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture Dennis - very iconic of the area.

    7. forastico 35 months ago | reply

      fantastic view!
      have a nice week, Dennis

    8. ortang50 35 months ago | reply

      La magia de la fotografia es que puedes saltar de China a Peru en un instante. Buena toma de ese magico lugar.

      Saludos Dennis.

    9. russ david 35 months ago | reply

      amazing view, awesome photo!!

    10. Ianmoran1970 35 months ago | reply

      Amazing!, fabulous view

    11. bijoyKetan 35 months ago | reply

      excellent landscape. Very well captured!

    12. calvin89 35 months ago | reply

      This is an amazing shot.

      Seen in my contacts' photos.

    13. Mutnedjmet 35 months ago | reply

      Wow, amazing shot!

    14. CampCrazy Photography 35 months ago | reply

      That looks incredible

    15. coulportste 35 months ago | reply

      superb view and shot

    16. Colorado Sands 34 months ago | reply

      I climbed to the top !

      Thanks for the memories!

      I hope you are well, Dennis!

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