Panama Canal

History Before the Panama Canal was created, ships and merchants from Europe and Eastern America had to sail around the tip of South America to reach western Asian countries such as China, Japan and India. In 1881, a French company led by Ferdinand de Lesseps began construction on the canal.…

Machu Picchu

History When Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu in 1911, he revealed an untouched portion of the Incan civilization. Machu Picchu, pronounced MAH-choo PEEK-choo, is located approximately 50 miles northwest of the Incan capital Cusco, on a small remote mountain top overlooking the Urubamba Valley. Macho Picchu is divided into three…