The sisters, in their late 50s, perhaps early 60s, stand in line to enter Machu Picchu. Once inside the ruins, they make their emotionally charged claim that they’re the rightful owners of the iconic Inca citadel.
The ancient Inca emblem known as the “Sun of Suns” looms large on the principal avenues and government buildings throughout Cusco.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the election of Machu Picchu among six other world monuments the “Seven New Wonders of the Modern World.”
The first native South American to learn and master the game of chess was the Inca Atahualpa — taught by his Spanish executioners.