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Machu Pichu


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Machu Pichu

  1. 1. By Andrina Stoeckling
  2. 2.  Acordingto ‘Wright et al‘ Machu Piccu was build around 1450, at the height of inca empire. Machu Picchu is located between two mountains. It is located about forty-three miles northwest of Cuzco, the capital if the Peru.
  3. 3.  Legend has it that it was a summer city for the king of Kusco. It was abandoned just over 100 years later, in 1572, because of the Spanish Conquest. But the true fact is not clear.
  4. 4.  When the Incas built Machu Picchu they shaped the stones of the buildings so exact that to this day you cant fit a thin knife between the stones. The stones arent staying together because of mortar but because of pure craftsmanship. The homes were shaped like a pentagonal prism. The strange thing about the building in Machu Picchu is they were built without roofs. Some of the buildings were built in a rectangular prism shapes. The doors of most of the buildings were trapezoid shaped. The only buildings with roofs were the homes that were on the outside of Machu Picchu, they were very small huts, and the Sapa Incas temples.
  5. 5.  Machu Picchu is located at an altitude of 2,400 meters (7,875 ft.) above sea level. The site was forgotten by the world until 1911, when it was discovered by Hiram Bingham, an American historian. Machu Picchu is one of the New Seven Wonders Of The World.