Monday, August 16, 2010
Peru - Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
Mysticism, history, living traditions, Machu Picchu, the archaelogical jewel of the Americas, awaits. Cuzco, Peru.
Sent by Tortue, a postcrosser from France. Stamped and postmarked in France.
Note : Still waiting for postcard(s) stamped and postmarked from Peru. Can you help me?
Machu Picchu bears, with Cuzco and the other archaeological sites of the valley of the Urubamba (Ollantautaybo, Runcuracay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupamarca, Huiñay Huayna, Intipucu, etc.) a unique testimony to the Inca civilization. Cuzco and the old villages still retain traces of land occupation from the Inca Empire to preserve, in a more global manner, an archaeological heritage which has become susceptible to the effects of urbanization. Furthermore, Macchu Picchu is an outstanding example of man's interaction with his natural environment.