Advertisement
« previous next »
Path to Putukusi Mountain  
   

Path to Putukusi Mountain

Cheeky Chinchillas and the Virgins of the Sun at Machu Picchu

June 21st 2005
At just after 7am the blinding rays of the sun forked above the towering mountain overlooking the ancient lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. A few of us gathered at the site of the original sundial, which captured the falling rays, its only blemish being a corner missing, carelessly knocked off by a visiting film crew some years ago. We wandered around the maze of largely empty buildings and te ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu

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
Advertisement
Tot: 0.177s; Tpl: 0.009s; cc: 27; qc: 128; dbt: 0.0331s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.6mb