Machu Picchu Timeline

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  • c. 1425 - 1532
    The Inca Empire flourishes in South America.
  • 1438 - 1471
    Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui reigns as the leader of the Inca Empire.
  • c. 1450
    Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui founds Machu Picchu in the High Andes.
  • c. 1510
    The Inca abandon the settlement of Machu Picchu.
  • 1532
    Francsico Pizarro and the Spanish conquistadors arrive in South America.
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