Friday, July 8, 2011

Machu Picchu 100th Anniversary Celebrations

Hiram Bingham's discovery of the lost Incan city of Machu Picchu was celebrated by the entire country of Peru yesterday. The famed explorer came upon the city through locals on July 25, 1911 and the world has been captivated ever since.

The Peruvian government held a HUGE celebration to mark the anniversary of the discovery, lighting up the ancient city with laser lights and hosting fireworks in the capital city of Cuzco.

The Inca ceremony Tinkay is performed during the
centennial celebrations of the city's discovery

Tourists watch fireworks explode as the
celebrations get under way at the main square in Cuzco

1 comment:

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