Machu Picchu Peru

This well-preserved ancient ceremonial site high on a mountain ridge in Peru contains the ruins of a large Inca palace, temples and other buildings.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
248448
Names
Machu Picchu
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Timeline

1440
Construction of Machu Picchu
24 Jul 1911
Hiram Bingham III discovers the ancient city of Machu Picchu in the jungles of Peru.