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History of the Inca Empire and Machu Picchu

The cultures that developed in northeastern South America, the so-called Andean civilizations, existed in a number of phases and areas form nearly 4 millennia before Christ until the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire, which began in 1532. The Andean civilizations occupied an area extending fro...

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Cusco City: Tourist Attractions

Although the general consensus is that Cusco is the undisputed entranceway to the Inca culture, the “Navel of the World” is much more than that. Cusco, or Qosqo in it´s original vernacular, has experienced a significant change for the better in the last decades. The city itself caters for visi...

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About Hiram Bingham

An aviator, academic, a politician, an explorer and alleged treasure hunter: this is what legend tells us about Hiram Bingham, the discoverer of Machu Picchu to the world. Tales of high adventure surround the man who entered the hall of fame of figures such as Lord Carnarvon, or Howard Carter. The n...

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5 Interesting Facts About Machu Picchu

1. It is believed that all of its inhabitants died of a smallpox epidemic, thus leaving the city totally deserted for centuries, without notice of its existence to the world. The disease is thought to have been brought in by travellers way before the first Spanish conquistadors ever arrived to Cusc...

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the Mysticism of Machu Picchu

For many people around the world, Machu Picchu stands for one of the most mystical places in the world. Shrouded in enigma and secrecy, this ancient citadel of the Incas was discovered a little more than 100 years ago. Thus, legends abound about it’s origins. What makes this Lost City so mythical ...

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The Traditional Pachamanca

Pachamanca comes from the Quechua language of the ancient Incas, uniting the words “pacha” (Earth) and “manca” (pot). Thus, we can understand that Pachamanca is using the Earth as a pot to cook meals; and that’s exactly what it is. The ancient culture of the Incas was known to have a ve...

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