TITLE: Machu Picchu: A Centennial Celebration
SPEAKER: Margaret MacLean, Abelardo Sandoval, Barbara Tenenbaum
EVENT DATE: 06/29/2011
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 81 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
This conference on Machu Picchu celebrates the centennial of its exposure to the outside world. Built in the mid-15th century at the height of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu in Peru is an architectural and historic marvel that was hidden for centuries. Located on a ridge in the high Andes at 7,970 feet above sea level, it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage site in 1983.
Speaker Biography: Margaret MacLean is anthropologist and senior analyst at the Cultural Heritage Center at the U.S. Department of State.
Speaker Biography: Abelardo Sandoval is executive director of the Center for Latin American Archeology at the Museum of Natural History.
Speaker Biography: Barbara Tenenbaum is a specialist in Mexican culture in the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.