November 23, 2022
As one of the new 7 Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is one of the top tourist destinations in South America.
Machu Picchu is famously known as the “Lost City” but Machu Picchu was never truly lost.
Machu Picchu is also one of the least understood archaeological sites in the world.
The stones used in its construction were cut so precisely that they fit together without the need for mortar.
Machu Picchu is bigger than you think. It is believed that up to 300 people lived there at any one time.
In the Quechua language, Machu Picchu translates to ‘Old Mountain’ or ‘Old Peak’.
The natural setting of Machu Picchu is as impressive as the site itself. The views from the top extend over the Sacred Valley
The distinctive Intihuatana stone found at Machu Picchu acted as an astrological clock and was used in ceremonies.
While Spanish conquistadors brought the end of the Inca empire, evidence suggests the site of Machu Picchu was abandoned.
The structures were so well built with a technique called ashlar that not even a knife blade can fit in between stones.
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