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What you did not know about our wonderful heritage Machu Picchu

09 December 2014

  • Once known as the "Lost City of the Incas" or the Great Paititi.
  • It was erected in 1460 by the Inca Pachacutec, but abandoned a century later. Archaeologists believe that it was built as a temporary residence for royalty, because the elites were staying north. However, housing the Emperor was to the south, near the Sun Temple. The emperor had a patio and a private bathroom.
  • The scientific discovery of Machu Picchu was in 1911 by American historian Hiram Bingham III, of Yale University, who was really looking Vilcabamba, the last Inca capital before the Spaniards conquered America.
  • Machu Picchu was elected in 2009 as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World from seventy-seven monuments worldwide
  • Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with stone walls carved
  • Machu Picchu first captured world attention when the National Geographic Society devoted his run of April 1913 to the citadel newfound
  • Machu Picchu means Old Mountain in the Quechua language, also known as Southern Quechua or Quichua
  • When Machu Picchu was discovered in 1911, there were people living in the ruins
  • The Incas were not the only ones to inhabit Research shows that the Incas were not the only ones to inhabit Machu Picchu, because modified skulls were found, a handy feature some coastal villages and mountains. The utensils are not only found the Incas, but there are some even of Lake Titicaca.
  • Machu Picchu comprises about 140 structures
  • Terraces: The most common theory is that the terraces of Machu Picchu were used to cultivate, and while this was true, the reality is that so few buildings could not sustain food worldwide. Most plantations were probably around town and not exactly on the terraces
  • Machu Picchu was declared a Historic Sanctuary of Peru in 1981
  • The main buildings of Machu Picchu is the Intihuatana, the Sun Temple and the Temple of the Three Windows
  • Intihuatana: One of the greatest mysteries of Machu Picchu is a large rock called Intihuatana, located on a platform. Its purpose is unknown, and research has shown that it is not a watch, as previously thought, but could have served as an astronomical observatory.
  • Spiritual Centre: The location of Machu Picchu, surrounded by the Urubamba river and mountains, making it a strategic place for Incas religiously. Everything indicates that it was a sacred place where the exact energies gathered due to where it stood. At present it is impossible to find any item to unveil the true intentions of the Emperor to build Machu Picchu, but we can enjoy the beauty of one of the wonders of the world.
  • In this set of buildings slept Virgins of the Sun, who headed the religious ceremonies of the Incas and wove clothes King
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