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Machu Picchu image 1

1) Machu Picchu is located at the top of a peak within an incised bend of the river Urubamba, dominating this twisting artery of contact with the lowland world.

Landsat TM image, 30m resolution, circa 1990, with Band 7 displayed as red, Band 4 as green and Band 2 as blue.
Landsat TM imagery provided by NASA.

Machu Picchu image 2

2) The location of Machu Picchu (view, inset) and its relation to the river Urubamba is clearly visible in this ASTER image. Click here for an external link to a 1m resolution QuickBird image of Machu Picchu.

NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team; Photographs

Machu Picchu image 3

3) Machu Picchu photographed from the top of the Huayna Picchu.

Francesco Menotti 1995

Machu Picchu image 4

4) Machu Picchu photographed from the Inka trail before entering the Citadel.

Francesco Menotti 1995

Machu Picchu image 5

5) Machu Picchu photographed from the restored thatched house.

Francesco Menotti 1995

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How to cite this page: Andrew Sherratt and Francesco Menotti (2004), 'Sites from Satellites: Machu Picchu, Inka Sacred Valley, Peru', ArchAtlas, Version 4.1, http://www.archatlas.org/SitesFromSatellites/sites.php?name=machu-picchu, Accessed: 25 November 2017