glorious magnificent; splendid
granite a very hard gray or pink rock that is formed when lava cools slowly underground
ruins what is left after a building, wall, etc. has fallen to pieces
terraced formed into flat, level land with steep sides
thickets bushes or small trees growing close together
torrent a violent, rushing stream of water
Professor Hiram Bingham goes on a journey to Peru to find the lost city oVilcampampa. With the help of a farm named Arteaga and a Quechua boy, Bingham find something unexpected--the beautiful and mysterious city of Machu Picchu sitting among the clouds.