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The Machu Picchu guidebook : a self-guided tour

Author: Ruth M Wright; Alfredo Valencia Zegarra
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Johnson Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"Machu Picchu is one of the world's great travel destinations. Built in the mid-fifteenth century by Incan royalty and "re-discovered" by Hiram Bingham in 1911, this awe-inspiring site in the Andes of Peru is the stuff of legends. The Machu Picchu Guidebook has proven to be one of the most successful and acclaimed guidebooks to the popular archaeological treasure. In this comprehensive traveler's guide, the authors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth M Wright; Alfredo Valencia Zegarra
ISBN: 1555663273 9781555663278
OCLC Number: 53330849
Description: xvi, 188 pages, [7] pages of plates (some folded) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Guardhouse and the Terrace of the Ceremonial Rock --
Western Urban Sector --
Main Gate and Conjunto 1 --
Temple of the Sun, the Royal Mausoleum, and Conjunto 2 --
Royal Residence (Conjunto 3) --
Rock Quarry --
Sacred Plaza (Conjunto 4) --
Intiwatana (Conjunto 5) --
Eastern Urban Sector --
Sacred Rock (Conjunto 6), the Unfinished Temple, and the Petroglyph (Peripheral Area C) --
Conjuntos 7 and 8 and the Unfinished Wall --
Three Doorways (Conjunto 9) and the Artisans' Wall --
Group of the Mortars (Conjuntos 14, 15, and 16) --
Conjuntos 10 and 11 --
Conjunto 12 --
Conjunto 13 and Intimachay --
Temple of the Condor (Conjunto 17) and Conjunto 18 --
Various Sights on the Way Out --
Mummies --
Inca Water Management --
Recently Discovered Inca Trail Down to the Urubamba River --
Side Trips --
Inca Drawbridge --
Intipunku (Gate of the Sun) --
Huayna Picchu, including Una Picchu and Alternate Trail to the Temple of the Moon --
Temple of the Moon --
Machu Picchu Mountain --
Winay Wayna --
Birds of Machu Picchu.
Responsibility: Ruth M. Wright, Alfredo Valencia Zegarra.
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"Machu Picchu is one of the world's great travel destinations. Built in the mid-fifteenth century by Incan royalty and "re-discovered" by Hiram Bingham in 1911, this awe-inspiring site in the Andes of Peru is the stuff of legends. The Machu Picchu Guidebook has proven to be one of the most successful and acclaimed guidebooks to the popular archaeological treasure. In this comprehensive traveler's guide, the authors offer an almost step-by-step tour of the world-renowned Inca city, keyed to a detailed, full-color foldout map. This fully-updated and revised edition features a new artist's rendition of Machu Picchu, presented as a three-page foldout in glorious color. The painting, which first appeared as a supplement to National Geographic magazine, brings Machu Picchu to life by depicting the royal retreat as it appeared on the June 21st solstice ceremony in the year 1530, at the height of the Inca empire. Further additions include a much-expanded chapter on the holy mountain of Huayna Picchu and an all-new chapter on the birds of Machu Picchu, which includes such species as the Inca wren, found only at this site. Whether you have three hours or three days to spend at Machu Picchu, this book is the one indispensable guide. No traveler should be without it. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.

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