Open Access Research Article

Machu Picchu-The Sublime Stone Citadel

Shala Lin*

Phillips Academy Andover, Massachusetts, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: November 27, 2019;  Published Date: January 06, 2020


Tucked away in the mountainous countryside just north of the Incan capital, Cusco, lies Machu Picchu. Wiped out by the Spanish invaders in the 16th century, Machu Picchu became merely a forgotten citadel. For hundreds of years, its existence was only known by a few livings in the region. However, in 1911, Hiram Bingham III, with the backing of Yale University, led a group down the Urubamba River to search for the last capital of the Inca. An explorer and historian, Bingham had already traveled in the Andes previously, even having reached Choquequirao, a site to the south of Machu Picchu [1].

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