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Transcript of MACHU PICCHU
Martha Edith Nava
Alejandra Oroz R.
The objective of this Project is to know of Machu Picchu, know its history, and some of the mysteries that this city has. Machu Picchu has a lot of things to investigate and interesting things people can search and know about this lost city. Many persons know what Machu Picchu is or where is located, but they don’t know the history and misters that it has, is a very interesting topic.
The Lost City of Machu Picchu is a mysterious wonder; the Incas built there a city of stone, without the aid of wheels or iron tools. For the Incas the architecture was especially important. The temples which were built around the city are oriented to catch the rays of the rising sun. The slopes of the roofs reflect the Huayna Picchu, the mountain that emerges after them. However, Machu Picchu has kept its secrets well, hiding for over 400 years its true meaning and purpose.
What is Machu Picchu?
It is in Peru
In 1908 Hiram Bingham was appointed as delegate to the First Pan American Scientific Congress at Santiago, Chile. At this tour he visited Choqquequirau, to search for Inca ruins. After his return he spent long time reading old Spanish Chronicles and papers. Hiram Bingham read about Vitcos and Vilcabamba and just like the Peruvian historian, he was interested to find those cities
Facts about machu Picchu
In 1911, some people were found living on the site and a number of female mummies were also discovered.
Machu Picchu comprises of around 140 structures.
Most of the cities of the Inca civilization were destroyed by the Spaniards, however, Machu Picchu remained a hidden location and an invisible site from the ground below, making it one of the last few, well-preserved Inca cities.
During an excavation carried out by Bingham in Machu Picchu, 1911, Peru University and Yale University got into a dispute over which one of the two should be given the responsibility to maintain the site’s artifacts.
Machu Picchu received great deal of attention after the National Geographic Society devoted their entire April 1913 issue to it.
Machu Picchu is now one of the Seven Wonders of the World