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Llama at Machu Picchu

There are about a dozen llamas grazing in the grounds of Machu Picchu. I think they are there just for tourists - as if the ruins weren't impressive enough already!
The mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu

April 26th 2008
An important pile of stones As tourist attractions go, Machu Picchu has everything: the location is spectacular, on a ridge high above the Apurimac river, with beautiful mountains in view in all directions; the ruins are incredible with fine examples of famous Inca stonework; there's also the sense of mystery: despite all the excavations and studies, no one still knows for sure the exact p ... read more
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Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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