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In 2011 the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru celebrate their 100th anniversary. Or at least; the ruins were discovered one hundred years ago. The village of Machu Picchu was accidentally discovered on July 24th,1911 by the American historian Hiram Bingham. A group of Quechuan people led the explorer up the mountains to the peak they called Machu Picchu (meaning old mountain). To his surprise there were still people living in the village. Machu Picchu was built in 1450 and abandoned a century later with the arrival of the Conquistadores.

Machu Picchu celebrates 100 years
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