Visual Timeline: Machu Picchu

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1425 CE - 1532 CE: The Inca Empire flourishes in South America.
 
1438 CE - 1471 CE: Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui reigns as the leader of the Inca Empire.
 
 
1450 CE: Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui founds Machu Picchu in the High Andes.
 
1510 CE: The Inca abandon the settlement of Machu Picchu.
 
 
1532 CE: Pizarro and the Spanish conquistadors arrive in South America.
 
 
 
 
 
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