Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu
Peru rejects French explorer’s bid to dig up evidence of Machu Picchu Inca tomb

Peru rejects French explorer’s bid to dig up evidence of Machu Picchu Inca tomb

Contained in the official Machu Picchu Master Plan is an intriguing theory by Peruvian archaeologist Luis G. Lumbreras.  He posits that the iconic Inca citadel is in fact Patallaqta, a “Royal Mausoleum” built — much like the Egyptian pyramids were for the ancient pharaohs — to venerate the Ninth Inca Pachacutec after his death.

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