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Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley

Lecture no. 22 from the course: Lost Worlds of South America

Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley

Taught by Professor Edwin Barnhart | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

The mountainside complex of Machu Picchu was a royal estate of Pachacuti, the 9th Inca. Walk the site, entering at the Sun Gate, and explore the causeways, terraces, and many rooms of undetermined function. Study the solar-aligned Torreon and other astronomical structures of the site, and their significance in Inca cosmology.

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e********t
September 27, 2018
Really interesting!

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t********m
July 15, 2018
Fascinating!! Full of information, carefully considered speculation, and dynamite illustration.

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May 25, 2018

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