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Orchy in the Lost Ruins

Orchy has had the privilege of traveling to a number of world-famous locations over the years, and this is one of his favorites. Most think that this 15th-century Incan citadel was constructed as a royal estate, and recent radiocarbon dating shows it was occupied from about 1420-1532. Twentieth-century explorers who were investigating local ruins were led to the site in 1911. They found some of the land was being used by farmers, but the rest of the site was overgrown. Excavation started in 1912, and by 1976, about 30% of the site had been restored. The restoration continues today, including reconstructing some buildings to help show what life was like at the time.

The site is designated as both a cultural and natural UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. In recent years, tourism was threatening to damage the site, so the government has enforced restrictions on visitors to help protect it for future generations. Orchy rates this site a “can’t-miss location”!

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Last Quarter Recap:

In the last issue, Orchy shared a photo from his trip to Kyoto Tower in Kyoto, Japan.

Congratulations, Sharon!

Sharon Laddusaw from Oregon State Hospital Laboratory in Salem, Oregon, correctly guessed Orchy’s location and is the Orchard prize package winner.

Orchy has had many adventures!




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