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Transcript: Random Facts It is part of the industrial district of the city. Archaeologists argue as to what the Incans did in the area and have not come to a conclusion on its true purpose. Three possibilities are: They weaved, made pottery and created dyes for clothing; they were used to create a fermented drink called "chicha," or they used it for astrological observation. Also known as the Watchman's Hut, the House of the Guardians was placed strategically on high ground, where they could watch for invaders and see a large part of the city. Resources, Pt. II Many people argue over what was the true purpose of the Temple of the Sun. On the day of the winter solstice, the sun shines through the window directly onto the ceremonial stone. It is mainly thought to have been built to honor Inta, an important Incan deity. Machu Picchu is over 500 years old. Hiram Bingham was the one to bring Machu Picchu to international attention in 1911. It is about 8,000 ft. above sea level. It was one of the few places that avoided being plundered by the Spanish. It is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Machu Picchu It is the center of the ancient Incan city. From here, Bingham divided Machu Pichu into 4 squares using the Cardinal Directions. The names of the districts have changed throughout the years and, today are named as thus: Initial, Classic, Imperial and Contact/Transition. The names represent the time in which each individual section of the city was built. Resources, Pt. I The Wonder of Peru This form of agriculture helped protect crops from natural disasters. Because of this method of farming, the Incan Empire was one of the most agriculturally productive regions in the world, at the time. And So It Begins... By Luis Remigio Machu Picchu | Royal Inka Hotels & Tours. Royal Inka Hotels & Tours, 2011. Web. 13 Sept. 2012. <> The Inca Agricultural Terraces: The "Andinas", Stepped Agricultural Techniques Used in Peru. Rediscover Machu Picchu, 2011. Web. 17 Sept. 2012. <> Hamre, Bonnie. Temple of the Sun, Machu Picchu., 2012. Web. 17 Sept. 2012. <> Is one of three edifices that make up the "Sacred Plaza." The three windows, each framing a different mountain, is believed to symbolized the Incan myth of when the Ayar brothers stepped from three caves into the world. Nobility may have stayed within this building when visiting the Sacred Valley. Noon, Anne. Machu Picchu Peru - a visual guide to the lost city of the Incas. Peru Treks, 2010. Web. 18 Sept. 2012. <> Machu Picchu's Attractions: Huayna Picchu, the Intihuatana, Temples, the Sectors and Districts. Rediscover Machu Picchu, 2011. Web. 18 Sept. 2012. <> Machu Picchu Industrial Sector., 2011. Web. 26 Sept 2012. <>

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