Mark Whitman

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Machu Picchu Environmental Concerns Abate

  • July 9, 2015

Environmental groups and sometimes even UNESCO experts often lobby for the inclusion of Machu Picchu in the United Nations List of World Heritage in Danger to spur preservation. The site is threatened

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Antarctic Explorer And Seismologist Expires At Machu Picchu

  • July 7, 2015

80-year-old Malcolm Laird of Christchurch, New Zealand, died at Machu Picchu in Peru on Sunday June 21 2015 of what is believed to have been a heart attack. He was on holiday with his wife, Margaret Burrell,

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Dam Threatens Machu Picchu

  • May 24, 2015

An hour by train from the magnificent Incan ruins of Machu Picchu lies the Vilcanota Valey. There, in the district of Santa Teresa, is the Urubamba River – the “sacred river of the Incas.” While

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Proposing At Machu Picchu – This Is How It’s Done!

  • May 5, 2015

30-year-old Sasha Scott’s man informed her that he was taking her to Luton on a business trip. It turned out to actually be a two-week jaunt to the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu. This was a

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New Inca Trail Discovered At Machu Picchu

  • April 23, 2015

In Cusco, Peru, workers undertaking conservation work have discovered a new trail that leads to Machu Picchu, although much of it is presently covered by thick vegetation. This was announced on Wednesday

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Machu Picchu Shamans Are Still In High Demand

  • January 29, 2015

Machu Picchu has always been held sacred, but spiritual tourism has burgeoned in recent years. Luxury hotels near what are now highly-impressive ruins are increasingly calling upon Andean shamans to cleanse

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Chachapoya – Does Machu Picchu Have Competition?

  • January 29, 2015

The Peruvian government intends to found a second Machu Picchu from the Chachapoya ruins in the north of the country, which were originally built in the 6th century. These ruins were buildings created

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