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Machu_2018 05 16_1525 da HBarrison

The Guardhouse (or Caretakers' Hut) was used by soldiers to keep watch over the two main entrances - from the South, the Sun Gate and from the West, the trail from Vilcabamba / A sunrise at Machu Picchu, a 15th-century Inca citadel situated on mountain ridge 7,970 feet above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District in Peru, above the Sacred Valley, which is 50 miles northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was constructed as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often mistakenly referred to as the "Lost City of the Incas", it is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. The Incas built the estate around 1450 but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Although known locally, it was not known to the Spanish during the colonial period and remained unknown to the outside world until American historian Hiram Bingham brought it to international attention in 1911. In the Quechua language, machu means "old" or "old person", while pikchu means "peak; mountain or prominence with a broad base that ends in sharp peaks", hence the name of the site means "old peak". Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its three primary structures are the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. Most of the outlying buildings have been reconstructed in order to give tourists a better idea of how they originally appeared. By 1976, thirty percent of Machu Picchu had been restored and restoration continues. Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historic Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983
Il Broad Peak (conosciuto in passato anche come K3) è il dodicesimo monte più alto della Terra. È situato sul confine tra Cina e Pakistan, nella catena del Karakorum. Fa parte del massiccio del Gasherbrum, e dista 8 km dal K2. Leggi ulteriori
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