Machu Picchu Photo Gallery and related media
Inca Masonry at Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu's central buildings are prime examples of a masonry technique mastered by the Incas in which stones were cut to fit together without mortar. These precisely crafted walls have made the buildings relatively resistant to the ravages of weather and earthquakes.
Related Photo Galleries (2)
Machu Picchu(8 Photos)
Built in the 15th century, Peru's Machu Picchu is one of the most visited sites in South America and an extraordinary example of the Inca Empire's sophistication.
Mysteries of History
Mysteries of History(7 Photos)
Some ancient architectural achievements still have modern archeologists stumped as to how they were created. Check out some famous places around that the world that are historical mysteries.
Related Videos (3)
Mankind in 2 Minutes
Mankind in 2 MinutesVideo Clip (2:12)
Video Clip (2:12)
Experience the story of Mankind in 2 Minutes.
Mankind Decoded Sneak Peek
Mankind Decoded Sneak PeekVideo Clip (5:03)
Video Clip (5:03)
Check out a sneak peek of the upcoming series Mankind Decoded.
Mayan UndergroundVideo Clip (3:59)
Video Clip (3:59)
What is the connection between Mayan legend and the secret underground cave complex discovered by archaeologists in 2007?
Most Popular Videos on History.com
Keep up with the latest History shows, online features, special offers and more.Sign up