Machu Picchu Photos
The Lost City of the Incas
In 1911, Melchor Arteaga, an inn keeper from the nearby
village of Aguas calientes led the first foreign tourist to the site
that is now known as Machu Picchu.
Today, hundreds of thousands visit the Inca ruins every year and there are already concerns that this may endanger the site.
Many theories about the significance of the site have
been advanced over time.
Personally, I find this more logical than the other explanations
as a truly important place would have been discovered earlier, maybe
even by the Spanish occupiers?!
Also, there are agricultural terraces, residential areas and graves within the compound.
On the other hand, Machu Picchu, perched on its mountain
top, surrounded by other mountains and with a river flowing around it
is a true meeting point of the elements - and also very strategically
Will the answer ever be known?
Did you like my pictures? If so, maybe you are interested in my other pictures from Peru?
There also are some photos from Peru in my photo-log.
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