The Lost City of the Incas
The photographs on this page were taken at Machu Picchu, in Peru.  This incredible
engineering masterpiece was constructed in the mid-1400's.  To build such a city, the
Incas must have had extensive knowledge of topography, geology, astronomy and
ecology.  The technology of the construction has ensured the stability of the buildings -
even during earthquakes - for more than 500 years, and was accomplished using no
mortar whatsoever.  The Incas cut each stone so that it would fit precisely with the next.
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In 1983, Machu Picchu was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, in 2007, it
was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.  The World Monuments Fund
placed Machu Picchu on its Watch List of the 100 Most Endangered Sites in the world
because of environmental degradation brought about from the impact of tourism.
Train to Machu Picchu - the city was abandoned and hidden for 400 years, then rediscovered in 1911.
Every wall is a door.  -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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It doesn't matter how slowly you go, as long as you don't stop.
-- Andy Warhol
In a confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins
-- not by strength, but by perseverance.  
-- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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Be of good cheer.  Don't think of today's failures, but of tomorrow's success.  If you
persevere, you'll succeed, and you'll find a joy in overcoming.  
-- Helen Keller
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.  -- Confucius
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Things often seem impossible until they're done.  
-- Nelson Mandela
About the only value the story of my life may have is to show that one can
overcome obstacles that seem insurmountable if one is willing to face the
fact that they must be overcome.  
-- Eleanor Roosevelt
Within each of us is a hidden store of determination.  It's this that keeps us
going when all seems lost.  
-- Roger Dawson
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Whoever survives a test, whatever it may be, must tell the story.  That
is his duty.  
-- Elie Wiesel
Perseverance is not a long race; it's many short races one after another.  -- Walter Elliott
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By perseverance, the snail reached the ark.  
-- Charles H. Spurgeon
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.  -- Helen Keller
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