NOVA | A Marvel of Inca Engineering

The ancient Inca wonder of Machu Picchu, perched 8,000 feet above sea level on a ridge in the Peruvian Andes, was a royal estate for the legendary warrior Pachacuti, who was largely responsible for building the Inca Empire in the 15th century. Like other massive stone constructions of this formidable emperor, it was built with eternity in mind.

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