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The Bucketlist

November 29, 2016

What will you do when you retire?

Better still, what would you like to do before you die?

The Bucketlist will suggest several possibilities that you may want to add to your bucket list.

 

Visit Machu Picchu

 

Click on the image to see the documentary

 

Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel situated in the Peruvian Andes. Perched atop a mountain crest (2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level), mysteriously abandoned more than four centuries ago, Machu Picchu is the most famous archeological ruin in the Western Hemisphere and an iconic symbol of the power and engineering prowess of the Inca. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District in Peru, above the Sacred Valley (80 kilometres northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba Riverflows.

 

Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438 – 1472). Often mistakenly referred to as the "Lost City of the Incas" (a title more accurately applied to Vilcabamba), it is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. The Incas built the estate around 1450 but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest.

 

Although known locally, it was not known to the Spanish during the colonial period and remained unknown to the outside world until American historian Hiram Bingham brought it to international attention in 1911.

 

Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its three primary structures are the Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. Most of the outlying buildings have been reconstructed in order to give tourists a better idea of how they originally appeared. By 1976, thirty percent of Machu Picchu had been restored and restoration continues.

 

Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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