Times reader "audreyfan86" captured this view of Machu Picchu in Peru. The ruins represent the Incan civilization at its height, in more ways than one. The complex, which dates back to the 15th century, stands about 8,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains.
Machu Picchu celebrates the 100th anniversary of its rediscovery this summer. In honor of this occasion, this blog is posting 100 facts related to the ruins, one a day, leading up to the milestone. Check back at latimes.com/travelblog for each day's fact.
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— Jason La