Photographer's Note

-One of the Seven Wonders of the World.
-No wheels were used to transport heavy rocks for the construction of the city.
-Structures were built with a technique called "ashlar". Stones are cut to fit together without mortar. Remarkably, not even the needle can fit in between two stones.
-The citadel is divided in two parts: Hanan and Urine according with the Inca tradition.
-In the Quechua native language, "Machu Picchu" means "Old Peak" or "Old Mountain".
-Many of the stones that were used to build the city weighed more than 50 tons. How did these stones get up the mountain? Some were chiseled from the granite bedrock of the mountain ridge. For others, hundred of men pushed the heavy rocks up the steep mountain side.

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Additional Photos by Zbigniew Kalinowski (fotka) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 717 W: 10 N: 2215] (9121)
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