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Machu Picchu

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on 16 September 2012

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Machu Picchu is one of the wonders of the world. Its one of the most impressive sights you will visit when you go to Peru… Machu Picchu Who built Machu Picchu and why?

It was built by the Inca civilization around 1450 in the jungle and mountains. Machu Picchu is actually a city. The Incas needed to move away from the Spanish invaders so they built Machu Picchu. It was built from 1460 to 1470 by Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui an Inca ruler. What is Machu Picchu ?
Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca site high atop the cloud-shrouded Andean mountains of Peru. It is thought to have been built for Pachacuti Inca between 1460-70, and is sometimes called City of the Gods. Machu Picchu, which means "Old Peak" in the Quechua language, was lost for nearly 400 years, but rediscovered in 1911 by Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham. Who built Machu Picchu and why?..
It was built by the Inca civilization around 1450 in the jungle and mountains.Machu Picchu is actually a city. the Incas needed to move away from the Spanish invaders so they built Machu Picchu. It was built from 1460 to 1470 by Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui an Inca ruler. How old is Machu Picchu?


Machu Picchu is about 550 years old. It was built from 1460 to 1470 by Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui an Inca ruler.
What does it tell scientists?
Although the archaeological discovery of Machu Picchu came nearly a hundred years ago, historians/scientists are still unsure of the function of this ancient Inca citadel. What can we learn from Machu Picchu?

The plateau on which the city was built was also the place where the construction materials were extracted. The rock quarry - this can still be found in the city of Machu Picchu. So, the Incas had no major difficulties in constructing the stone blocks.The majority of construction bricks, rocks are rather small. About 5000 people must have worked to build Machu Picchu. But it could only accommodate 750 - 1000 inhabitants. Strangely there were only about 200 - 250 skeletons found... About 140 building remains were found. Most of these are houses, some are temples. There also are depots and even a guard house at the edge of the city. Where is Machu Picchu?

It is located in the Andes in Peru. Its 7,970 meters above sea level. Its in the Cuso Region of Peru. What language did the people speak who lived there?

Most people speak Spanish in Machu Picchu, but a significant number speak Quechua or other native languages. Can we vist Machu Picchu today?

Yes we can!!

By far the most popular way to enjoy a Machu Picchu tour is taking the train from nearby Cusco. The train takes four hours and travels through stunning scenery full of hills and villages. This is an ideal option for travelers who want to see the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, but don’t have the time required to hike to these dramatic ruins via the Inca Trail.
A shorter train journey to Machu Picchu is from Ollantaytambo. Leaving from this ancient town is a popular choice because you can spend more time in the Sacred Valley itself. Ollantaytambo is also home to some enormously impressive ruins and many travelers enjoy spending a night in the town before departing for Machu Picchu.
However, if you love the outdoors, walking along the world famous Inca Trail is an incredible experience. This 28-mile hike takes you past villages, forests, valleys and mountains and is an excellent way to taste the flavor of the local culture. The Inca Trail hike takes about four days and a unique way to experience this world wonder.
Travelers who want to combine an Inca trail trek with visits to Cusco and Machu Picchu can easily take a Sacred Valley tour if they have a week to spend in the area. To discover ideal itineraries about how to get to Machu Picchu, one of the most unforgettable destinations in the world. What were the people like and what happened to them?

It was thought that Small Pox killed off most of the people within fifty years of its founding. Soon after the government failed and the City was forgotten.
Though it is possible for a city's inhabitants to be wiped out to the last soul, by floods, vulcanoes, mudslides, wars or very bad diseases, it has happened more often that thriving civilisations are laid low by crop losses and small climate changes affecting plant growth or water supply from rivers. Survivors move away. References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machu_Picchu
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-machu-picchu.htm
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Machu Picchu is one of the wonders of the world.
It is a very impressive sight and one of the most intresting topics to research By James THE END

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