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Machu Picchu, Peru

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Mark Cartwright
by Richard Twigg
published on 02 January 2015
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The Inca site of Machu Picchu built by Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui (1438-71 CE). Fortress, sanctuary, and once home to around 1,000 residents, the site is perched in the high Andes above the river Urubamba.

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Twigg, R. (2015, January 02). Machu Picchu, Peru. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3470/machu-picchu-peru/

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Twigg, Richard. "Machu Picchu, Peru." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 02, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3470/machu-picchu-peru/.

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Twigg, Richard. "Machu Picchu, Peru." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 02 Jan 2015. Web. 16 May 2021.