|A map of the Machu Picchu site. Esmerelda was our tour guide.|
This Inca city has temples, palaces, shrines, plazas. streets, paths,
baths and some houses. There are two big areas to this city:
the agricultural part and the urban area.
|The view from the start of the trail. Machu Picchu was discovered|
on July 24, 1911 by an American explorer and professor of History
named Hiram Bingham.
|This rock formation is located on the highest part of the urban area. It|
was thought to be part of the Inca ceremony during the winter solstice.
|The walls are all constructed without mortar. This one was believed|
to have been moved by an earthquake.
|Another view of the guard houses. The smallest house on the top|
and the biggest one on the bottom. They are located at one of the
entrances to the city.