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Machu Picchu

Constructed in 1450 on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba river, this city of the Inca was abandoned 100 years later as the Spanish conquerors overran the empire.
Being remote and far from the capital it was never found by the Spaniards and the site was quickly overgrown by the jungle. In 1911 explorer Hiram Bigam found this lost city and after National Geographic in 1913 did an entire inssue on Machu Picchu the city of the Inca came to the attention
of the world. The World Heritage designation in 1983 called it " an asolute masterpiece of achitecture".

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