New Peruvian Site Rivals Machu Picchu

posted on November 30th, 2011 in Andes Mountains, Archaeology, Northern Kingdoms of Peru, Peru, Recent Discoveries

Marcahuachuco Ruins in NE Peru

Built by an unknown, pre-Inca culture high in Peru’s northern Andes, Marcahuamachuco was Peru’s most important political, economic, and military center, built sometime between 400 and 800 AD

Marcahuamachuco: the next Machu Picchu?

Agence France-Presse

Nov 27, 2011

Lima, Peru – Marcahuamachuco, an enigmatic 1,600-year-old archeological complex built from stone in the northern Peruvian Andes, is emerging bit by bit from oblivion and could become a beacon of tourism on the scale of Machu Picchu.