Here is a great excerpt taken from the Peru tourism board.
The Westcoast Blogger
CUSCO RESIDENT LED FIRST FOREIGNER TO THIS INCREDIBLE WONDER
100 years ago, on July 24, 1911, Melquiades Richarte and Anacleto Alvarez, who were living in the citadel of Machu Picchu, welcomed two visitors to their home: Melchor Arteaga and Hiram Bingham*.
Since then, millions of people have visited this awe inspiring places, amazed by its mystical energy and peerless architectural beauty.
This place exists. You can see it and feel it. PERU. LIVE THE LEGEND
The Sacred City of the Incas, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, will celebrate, during the 2011, a century of being revealed to the world.
*Hiram Bingham is a famous American explorer and academic. He is the basis for Indiana Jones.
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