Modern Marvels

Machu Picchu

Season 10, Ep 47, Aired 9/24/03
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  • Episode Description
  • The engineering marvel Machu Picchu sits perched on a ridge in the Peruvian Andes. Originally built by the Incas, this magnificent structure remains a mystery. Was it an observatory? Pleasure retreat? Fortress? This program presents the most current theories.

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    • Executive Producer: Don Cambou Writer: Luke Ellis Producer: Luke Ellis Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis Editor: Brandon Green Narrator: Max Raphael Music: Alan Ett Music Group Producer: Bruce Nash Creator: Bruce Nash Production Manager: Shelia Collins Post Production Manager: Gary Reid Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core Director of Research: Anthony Lacques Production Auditor: Dani Eslin Production Coordinator: James Wiser Assistant Accountant: Dennis Luciani Clearance Coordinator: Susan Wichmann Assistant Editor: Julio C. Perez IV Assistant Editor: Eric Sievering Post Coordinator: Danny Kim Post Assistant: Laura Steinhoff Voice Over Coordinator: Melanie Pipes Production Assistant: Rosalyn McVay Camera: Brandon Green Camera: George Odell Camera: Emre Sahin Field Audio: Dave Wasoh Online Editor: Julia De Galzain Sound Mixer: Paul Ray Animation: Victor Bornia Historical Consultant: Lucy Salazar Special Thanks: Philippe Bergerioux Burbank Public Library Denny Emory Peter Frost Fundacion Miguel Mujica Gallo Holger Mayorca Estrada Instituto Nacional De Cultura, Peru Museos "Oro Del Peru" Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University Jorge Villafuerte Recharte David Tincallpa Saire Maximo Tincallpa Saire Fernando Astete Victoria Kenneth Wright Ruth Wright Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra Produced by: Actuality Productions, INC

    Trivia (2)

    • An estimated sixty percent of the construction effort at Machu Picchu is unseen, lying below ground, in the form of site preparation, subsurface drainage and foundations.

    • During Hiram Bingham's 1912 expedition to Machu Picchu he took more than 2,500 photographs.

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