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July 4, 2011 | By Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel Editor
The clock is ticking. This month we will mark the 100th anniversary of the rediscovery of Machu Picchu in Peru. On July 24, 1911, Hiram Bingham III, a Yale professor, came upon the vine-covered ruins of the ancient Inca city, which the Spanish had overlooked for three centuries. For the 100 days leading to the anniversary, we've been publishing a fact a day. Here's a look at the site's country, history and players. Read from the bottom up. 81. Machu Picchu was built at the behest of Pachacuti ("He Who Shakes the Earth")
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