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Travel through time in the world's lost cities

For boutique travel companies specializing in trips to historical, archaeological and cultural sites, the economic downturn of recent years was little more than a speed bump.Full story

Hidden man-made wonders of the world

Here are nine marvels that are so awe-inspiring, you'll find it hard to believe that they were crafted by human hands — and so far off the beaten path, chances are you've never heard of them. Full story

Yale returns Machu Picchu artifacts

Peru has received a first shipment of the Incan artifacts taken from the mountain citadel of Machu Picchu a century ago that Yale University returned after a lawsuit and personal lobbying of the U.S. president. Full story

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July 23: A team of researchers discovers a pre-Incan mummy and eight skeletons beneath a shantytown in Lima. Msnbc.com's Dara Brown reports.

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(FILES) General view of the Inca citadel
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General view of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in the Peruvian department of Cusco, 23th June 2007. The French Institut of Andean Studies in Peru on June 04, 2008 showed a map made by German engineer Herman Görhing in 1874 depicting the location of Inca citadel of Macchu Picchu. Görhing and his co

Inca citadel of Machu Picchu
Inca citadel of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, PERU: General view of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in the Peruvian department of Cusco, 23th June 2007. Machu Picchu was named on July 7th, 2007, as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World at a ceremony in Lisbon. A private Swiss foundation launched the contest in January 2007, a

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A Peruvian Hairless Dog

A four-month old puppy that goes by the name "Ears" is seen in Lima November 10, 2008. Peruvians crazy about their national dog the Peruvian Hairless Dog, a bald and often toothless breed popular among Incan kings, offered on Monday to send a hypoallergenic puppy to the Obama family. REUTERS/Mariana

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Picture taken on June 23rd, 2007, of the

Lima, PERU: Picture taken on June 23rd, 2007, of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in the Peruvian department of Cusco. Machu Picchu. A UNESCO inspection removed technical objections and decided not no include the once-lost city of the Inca empire -named on July as one of the new Seven Wonders of the