An exact replica of the "lost city of the Incas", Machu Picchu in Peru. It was built around 1450 and is Peru's number one tourist attraction. For more info see www.peru.info. It was listed as a World Heritage site in 1983 and was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. The model contains every building, terrace and staircase and is accurate to less than 10cm (4") over most of the site. For confirmation of the accuracy of the model see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI6M9LC4Pn To prevent the model turning blue when viewed in GE click Tools/Options/General and untick Building Highlights. Constructed using data from a laser scan of the site carried out by the University of Arkansas. The laser data was collected under the authority of the Instituto Nacional de Cultura, Vladimir Dávila - Arquitecto del P.A.N Machu Picchu, Director del P.A.N Machu Picchu Direccion Regional de Cultura Cusco and Fernando Astete - National Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu. Data acquired, processed and distributed by the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies staff (Snow Winters, Malcolm Williamson and Katie Simon) and by students in the 2009 Cotsen Institute for Archaeology (UCLA) Cuzco/Machu Picchu Field School, Alexei Vranich Director. Modelled by Peter Olsen, Brighton-le-Sands, Sydney, Australia.