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  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970

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This conference on Machu Picchu celebrates the centennial of its exposure to the outside world. Built in the mid-15th century at the height of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu in Peru is an architectural and historic marvel that was hidden for centuries. Located on a ridge in the high Andes at 7,970 feet above sea level, it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage site in 1983. Speaker Biography: Margaret MacLean is anthropologist and senior analyst at the Cultural Heritage Center at the U.S. Department of State. Speaker Biography: Abelardo Sandoval is executive director of the Center for Latin American Archeology at the Museum of Natural History. Speaker Biography: Barbara Tenenbaum is a specialist in Mexican culture in the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress. For captions, transcript, or more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5273.

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