Machu Picchu is the most famous stone complex in all of South America, and is visited by 2000 tourists a day. This fabled "Lost City" was created by the Inca, and was never discovered by the Spanish conquistadors. However, not all of it was made by the Inca. There are 3 major stone temples that pre-date the Inca by several thousand years!Professional tour guide Brien Foerster wrote this book so that the visitor, and arm chair explorer can read about this special place in a virtual tour format; many photos are included in this book, and it starts at the entrance gate, and then takes the reader on a complete visit of all of the amazing wonders of this masterpiece of architecture. Who made it? When? And what was its function? This book answers all of this and more.It has recently been updated with photos from 1911 to 1913, when Machu Picchu was discovered and first excavated. These photos show you the difference between Inca period construction and the mysterious megalithic cultures that preceded the Inca.