Machu Picchu’s servants hailed from distant lands conquered by the Incas, genetic study finds

Men and women who served Incan royalty at Machu Picchu weren’t locals; they came from distant lands conquered by the empire, a new study finds. 

An international team of researchers analyzed the ancient DNA of more than 30 people buried at Machu Picchu who were likely servants attending the Incan elite, and compared the genetic data with the DNA from other ancient human remains and modern people from the region. 

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