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Have you finally chosen Machu Picchu as your holiday destination this year? Read on for the reasons to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Source: The top 5 reasons to hike the Inca trail to machu picchu
Having survived for 5,000 years, the oldest archeological site in the Americas is under threat from squatters claiming the coronavirus pandemic has left them with no other option but to occupy the sacred city.
Source: Oldest City In The Americas Under Threat From Squatters
Squatters reportedly belonging to one family claim site of 5,000 year-old ruins was given to them in the 1970s…
Source: Squatters issue death threats to archaeologist who discovered oldest city in the Americas
Thousands of miles of pathways through some of the most rugged land on earth form this six-country UNESCO World Heritage site.
Source: How the Inca Road System Tied Together an Empire and Facilitated Its Fall
Before the pandemic, around 3 000 people a day would visit Machu Picchu, which means “Old Mountain” in the Quechua language that predominated in the Inca empire. Now, visitors and staff must pass through a temperature control before entering the site.
Source: Machu Picchu the Lost City Rediscovered
Archaeologists recently discovered a giant cat ‘geoglpyh’ etched into a hillside in Peru and experts say it dates back to 200 B.C. to 100 B.C. The giant cat stretches roughly 40 yards (36.5 meters) and was found at the historic Nazca Lines, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Nazca Lines are a group of very large geoglyphs made in the soil of the Nazca Desert in southern Peru.
Source: Huge Cat Etched Into Peruvian Hillside Believed to Be Over 2,000 Years Old
The depiction of a feline measures 37 metres across and is 2000 years old…
Source: Oldest geoglyph discovered in Peru
The cat is an ancient geoglyph unearthed recently at Peru s famous Nazca Lines.
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Puebla is a cultural city, noted since its foundation in 1531 as a city of letters and a territory of invaluable traditions, classed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Arequipa – a charming and generous cityArequipa, considered an intermediate city and home to 80 per cent of the region’s population, historically constitutes a node that articulates the economic and social dynamics of the Andean south.
The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru constructed between were created between 500 BC and 500 AD.
Source: The Nazca Lines & Interactive Map – HeritageDaily – Archaeology News
In an effort to preserve the legacy of some of the world’s most famous landmarks, Google has announced a new project transform five of the most endangered by climate change into 3D models.
Source: Google makes 3D models to preserve sites threatened by climate change
Many visitor’s to Peru skip exploring Lima, the capital city, in their excitement to get to Cuzco, the former capital of the Inca Empire, and Machu Picchu, South America’s main attraction. This would be a mistake.
Source: Spotlight On Peru: Why You Should Visit Lima, The City Of Kings