Civilization and Pizarro's Gold Dream. Cuzco, Machu
Picchu, Inca Trail. Elearning
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The Incas built a notable civilization in western
South America in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The center of their
empire was in present-day Cuzco, Peru.
Machu Picchu is without doubt the most recognizable symbol of Inca
Civilization. "The Inca Trail", as it is known now, was the Royal Highway that
led pilgrims and officials of the Empire to the Sacred City of the Incas.
Satellite image: Google Earth, eye alt. 7,500 ft.