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Ghosts of Machu Picchu
Introduce the Program & Topics
EXPLORE MACHU PICCHU
High in the Andes Mountains of Peru, Machu Picchu is a remote and ancient ruin that defies explanation. Who were the mysterious people who built it and why did they build it there? Scientists are finding answers in the remains of the people who once lived there.
Ghosts of Machu Picchu (Video)
Discover the mystery surrounding Machu Picchu, a beautiful and mysterious ancient city on a narrow ridge of the Andes Mountains, 8,000 feet up in the air. (Chapters 1 and 2, approx. 13 min.; Program available after broadcast)


A Marvel of Inca Engineering (Interview)
Discover why, perched high in the Andes, Machu Picchu required ingenious construction, as explained by engineer Ken Wright.


Rise of the Inca (Interview)
Understand how the Inca Empire became as vast as the Roman in just over a century.


   

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