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Often called the "Lost City of the Incas," Machu Picchu is an old Inca site that's located almost 8,000 feet above sea level. It was built in 1460 and abandoned, but rediscovered in 1911 by an American historian. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Of particular interest is how these ruins were constructed - doors and windows are trapezoidal and tilt inward from bottom to top - a design intended to help withstand earthquakes.

If you're planning to visit this amazing place, try to get there at 6am - when the gates open. You can take a short train ride from a place now known as Machu Picchu town. Hopefully, you'll get a nice sunrise and lessen your chances of having mobs of people in all your photos!

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  • Copyright: Claudia Cooper (claud26point2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 2 N: 144] (1418)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2005-09-00
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposição: f/5.6, 1/320 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2009-03-04 21:06
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