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The Best Resources For Learning About Machu Picchu


This week is the one hundredth anniversary of the “rediscovery” of Machu Picchu (the issue of “discovery” or “rediscovery” in itself can make for a great classroom discussion).

This week’s date, combined with Machu Picchu being number one on my “bucket list” made me decide to pull together a quick “The Best…” list.

Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning About Machu Picchu:

The Incan Trail to Machu Picchu is a New York Times slideshow.

Here’s an excellent “talking story” about Machu Picchu.

Check out this panorama of the site.

In Pictures: Celebrating Machu Picchu’s rediscovery comes from the BBC and shows images from 100 years ago.

Here’s a TIME Magazine slideshow.

Scientific American also has a slideshow.

National Geographic has an exhaustive feature, including a good slideshow.

Here’s a National Geographic video:

Here’s a BBC video:

Machu Picchu: The world’s highest resolution image released is from The Telegraph.

Feedback is welcome.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. Larry,
    Thank you so much for your blog posts. They are useful in working with teachers at the VBEA Conference.

  2. Glad MP is on your bucket list! Did it about 13 years ago. Wonderful – enjoyed Cuzco (Inca capital) and Lima (Gold museum and old cathedrals in central city). Thanks for this post and the fond memories.

    Working thru your book on motivation – thanks for all your contributions!

  3. here’s an even better panorama of machu pichu

    you can zoom in!

    And you could easily turn the highlighted spots on the right into a “scavenger hunt”…e.g., can you find the Urubama river? How bout the llama?

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