Machu Picchu (Old Peak) – Peru

Machu Picchu – Located in Peru, meaning ‘Old Peak,” is one of the most mysterious antique sites in the world. According to legend, Machu Picchu was long ago considered to be a holy place. The credit for the formation of the astonishing city goes to the Inca people who have erected many stone structures and turned the place into a work of art.

Machu Picchu lies two thousand feet above the Urubamba River; these shells consist of baths, temples, palaces, and about 150 houses, all very well conserved. These gray granite constructions, some of which weigh more than 50 tons, are so flawlessly sculpted that they are nothing less than works of architectural mastermind. They were rediscovered by a Yale Archaeologist in 1911. The ethereal beauty, workmanship, and history of the place appeal millions of tourists each year.

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