No place on earth can give a more humbling sense of change than the famed Machu Picchu. Mullikin and his team climbed to the top of Machu Picchu to view first hand the winds of change and the progress of a once proud Inca power; here where the Inca Empire boasted its scientific, economic and literary advancements.
Machu Picchu is located in the Cusco Region of Peru, South America. Machu Piccu is located on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley, which is 50 miles northwest of Cusco.
Within the Peruvian Andes, Machu Picchu encompasses one of the most cherished sites of our past time – an Inca civilization. “City of the Incas” is considered one of the most familiar icons of the Inca civilization. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca Emperor Pachacuti (1438-1478). The Incas The began building the "estate" around the year 1400, but abandoned it as an official site for the Inca rulers a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest.