Among the most famous ruins in the world, the mountain-top site known today as Machu Picchu is what remains of an Incan city constructed in the fifteenth century at 8000 feet above sea level, in modern-day Peru. Its remoteness, grandeur, and mystery (owing to a lack of any written records as to its purpose) have captivated archeologists and the public alike since its rediscovery. Can you identify these seven figures who are all associated with the Lost City of the Incas?



This goo is worth a point in April 2024.

publication date: Saturday, April 6, 2024 - the answer will be revealed on Saturday, April 13

category: Movies

clue: By starring in the first major Hollywood studio film made at a Peruvian archeological site, this actor inspired Indiana Jones.

intended difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, and Richard Slominsky

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Earlier Goos

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Colin Murphy

This British banker was thought to have drowned while hiking to Machu Picchu on vacation, until the cause of death was determined to be a series of head injuries that led to a murder investigation that remains unsolved. Go »

Fabrizio Moretti

This drummer and visual artist is the only South American member of the band that scored an early-2010s streaming hit with a song about a desire to go mountaineering. Go »

Martín Chambi

This Indigenous photographer from Cusco made a name for himself by photographing both portraits of the living and the ruins of the dead. Go »

Hiram Bingham III

The single day that he spent as the governor of Connecticut was about the same amount of time that he gave anyone else credit for "discovering" Machu Picchu before him. Go »

Che Guevara

Long before this Marxist revolutionary appeared on the shirts and dorm walls of college students, he kept "motorcycle diaries" of his travels as a young man, including his pivotal trip to a mountaintop ruin that opened his eyes to the exploitation of the locals around it. Go »

Pachacuti

Turning a village into an empire that conquered much of a continent was all in a day's work for this sun worshiper, but he's best remembered today for the ruins of his estate on top of a mountain. Go »