Machu Picchu The Ruins of Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world, discovered by archaeologist Hiram Bingham. Hiram Bingham was a professor of the University of Yale. Machu Picchu is an Inca site located around 2,000 meters and about 8,000ft above sea level. It’s situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru. Not far from Cusco. Machu Picchu was built by the Inca around 1400BC. Most archeologist believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti
Machu Picchu, which translates from an ancient South American indigenous language as “old peak” is the ruin of a city high in the mountains of Peru. It is associated with the Inca civilization and often called the “lost city of the Incas”. Though obviously inhabited in ancient times, Machu Picchu is a relatively recent archeological find because it had been forgotten by all except indigenous local peoples. It was rediscovered around the turn of the twentieth century. Though the site was originally
first re-discovered Machu Picchu, he had no idea on what he had located. To him it seemed like a city and by the looking at the sites Bingham was able to come up with three theories on the site. These theories remained intact, until just recently when new discoveries started to raise questions about Bingham’s original statements about Machu Picchu. Introduction: In July of 2007 a new list of the 7 wonders of the World was released, among them was a site called Machu Picchu, located in Peru.
next four Centuries. This majestic site was called Machu Picchu, a city in the clouds that rests at 2460m in altitude on the ridge of 2 mountains. Located in Peru, it is surrounded by agricultural terraces and waterways, Machu Picchu is scene to palaces, temples and over 150 houses, all made of granite stone and in remarkable states of preservation. The purpose of Machu Picchu has been argued extensively. Possible theories include that Machu Picchu was a prison, a defensive fort, a temple for a group
Machu Picchu Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. Machu Picchu is located in the Cusco Region of Peru, South America. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often referred to as the
Titicaca and name it Cuzco. The Incas made a lasting impact on humans with their great civil engineering and monumental structures created of merely stubborn rocks. The Incas had built their most amazing wonder, Machu Picchu, which is now one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Machu Picchu was lost after the civil war and was discovered in 1911 by the Yale professor archaeologist Hiram Bingham. The Inca had built the city on top of the mountain at around 9000 feet of elevation spreading in an area
Machu Picchu is one of many royal estates built by the Inca Emperors. It is located in Cuzco, Peru. Machu Picchu is 7,970 feet above sea level. The mountain is smack dead in the middle of a tropical forest. Burger (n.d.), “The term Machu that precedes Picchu means old and was used by locals to differentiate it from the small hill behind it called Huayna Picchu, which means young” (p. 5) Machu Picchu was home for royal blood, servants, farmers, and care givers when not many people were around in the
Machu picchu El 24 de julio de 1911, un explorador con el nombre de Hiram Bingham descubrió las ruinas de Machu Picchu. Bingham nació en Honolulu y estudió en Yale, la Universidad de California y Harvard. Machu Picchu fue construido alrededor de 1450 AD Fue quemado en 1562 AD y finalmente abandonó diez años después. lo más probable es que se detuvo la operación normal de 1540 AD, debido a la caída del imperio Inca. Machu Picchu se encuentra en Perú, a unos 50 kilómetros al noroeste de la capital
The impact of tourism on Machu Picchu and the local population The fascinating Inca city of Machu Picchu, in Peru, is situated on the eastern slopes of the Andes mountain range. Machu Picchu is 2,430 metres above sea level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest. The city’s giant walls and terraces look as if they have been cut naturally out of the rock cliffs. It is one of the most important cultural sites in the world. Machu Picchu was established as a National Archeological Park
Inca emperor Pachacuti, Machu Picchu is an astounding and perennially mysterious climax to one of the world’s most famous journeys: the Inca trail. Perched high above a sinuous bend in the Urubamba River/ Machu Picchu has lured explorers, poets and pilgrims to its mystical ridge top ever since its discovery. The site of Machu Picchu was discovered on July 24th, 1911 by American historian Hiram Bingham. A group of Quechan’s led the explorer to the peak called "Machu Picchu", meaning "Old Peak".