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UNESCO grants World Heritage status to ancient Inca road system

Doha - The Inca Trail, a complex road network crossing six South American countries was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The award recognizes the historic and cultural significance of the ancient route used by the Incas and later by the conquistadors.

Visit Machu Picchu online with huge 'zoomable' image (video)

To raise awareness to the plight of Machu Picchu, degraded by so many tourists visiting the site, Jeff Cremer of Rainforest Expeditions took a whole load of high-definition photos. Now you can scroll, zoom in and visit from the comfort of your home.

Machu Picchu archaeological treasures returning from Yale Special

Lima - The first batch of archaeological pieces taken from the iconic pre-Columbian site known as Machu Picchu, and held “on loan” at Yale University, will return to Peru later this month after a century-long controversy about ownership.

Ancient Inca fortress city of Machu Picchu reopens

Cusco - Starting April 1 about 1,000 tourists a day are expected to travel to the world heritage site on buses and the restored rail services, helping the recovery of Peru's tourism industry.
 

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Local people selling colourful handicrafts at the arrival of the Machu Picchu train from Cuzco.
Local people selling colourful handicrafts at the arrival of the Machu Picchu train from Cuzco.
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Agricultural terraces at Machu Picchu.
Agricultural terraces at Machu Picchu.
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One of the best views of Machu Picchu overlooking the main square and the Huayna Picchu mountain in ...
One of the best views of Machu Picchu overlooking the main square and the Huayna Picchu mountain in the background of the citadel.
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Three windows at Machu Picchu
Three windows at Machu Picchu
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View of  The Three Windows  construction atop several terraces  seen from the main square of the Mac...
View of "The Three Windows" construction atop several terraces, seen from the main square of the Machu Picchu Inca citadel.
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One of the best views of Machu Picchu overlooking the main square and the Huayna Picchu mountain in ...
One of the best views of Machu Picchu overlooking the main square and the Huayna Picchu mountain in the background of the site.
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The train trip from Cuzco to Aguas Calientes  below the mountain where Machu Picchu is located  goes...
The train trip from Cuzco to Aguas Calientes, below the mountain where Machu Picchu is located, goes through beautiful Andean mountains scenery, tunnels and rivers.
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One of the highest points in Machu Picchu was used as a guard post to defend the citadel against ene...
One of the highest points in Machu Picchu was used as a guard post to defend the citadel against enemies.
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View of the mountains and down towards the Urubamba Valley from Machu Picchu. Part of the Inca Trail...
View of the mountains and down towards the Urubamba Valley from Machu Picchu. Part of the Inca Trail follows the Urubamba River.
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View of the mountains and down towards the Urubamba Valley from Machu Picchu.
View of the mountains and down towards the Urubamba Valley from Machu Picchu.
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Old agricultural terraces in Machu Picchu
Old agricultural terraces in Machu Picchu
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View from Machu Picchu down the Urubamba River Valley.
View from Machu Picchu down the Urubamba River Valley.
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High Guard Post at Machu Picchu
High Guard Post at Machu Picchu
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