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New Explorers - The Mystery Of Machu Picchu

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From Hiram Bingham's discovery of Machu Picchu to Jim Westerman's discovery of the Condor Stone, this programme charts the history of Machu Picchu with a look at the Inca building work and mythology. Just why did the Inca build Machu Picchu in such an inhospitable place? Not only was Machu Picchu a residential retreat, but it was also an important centre for astronomical observations. Having spent a long time in Peru I like this video as it's the only one that really shows the long journey to Machu Picchu in reasonable detail, giving the viewer an idea to its isolated location. The video is a little faulty in places. Aired on Discovery Channel