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Machu Picchu

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What can I say about Machu Picchu? It's probably one of the most majestic places on the planet. It's located high above the Urubamba river which turns into the Amazon 500km further north. The ancient Inca settlement is about 2500m above sea level and is completely intact.
Like with so many other sites, the Inca built Machu Picchu on ancient megalithic stones. You can see that clearly in this photo.
This astronomical viewing post was cut out of solid rock. Until 2004 the top of the rock was about 3-times as high. But then came a TV crew to shot a beer commercial. One of the lighting posts fell on the rock and broke it.