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August 19, 2022
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Machu Picchu: Inca site ‘has gone by wrong name for over 100 years’

Peruvian historian and US archaeologist say the pre-Columbian town was called Huayna Picchu by the Inca people

Machu Picchu is one of the world’s best-known archaeological sites, a wonder of pre-Columbian architecture that has been closely studied for decades and a tourist attraction that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

But a new academic paper argues that since its rediscovery more than a century ago, the site has been known by the wrong name.

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