Machu Picchu

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The set up of Machu Picchu is located on a point exactly between the amazon basin and the Andes in Cusco, Peru. at more than eleven thousand feet above the sea level, Machu Picchu was constructed on the top of a the mountain, 50 miles northwest away from Cusco, right above the sacred valley. it was constructed by the Incas in the fifteenth century, serving the first Inca Emperor, Pachacuti, the son of Inca Viracocha. but unfortunately, in the sixteenth century, Machu Picchu was abandoned by its people when the Spaniards arrived to Peru. since then till the july of 24, 1911, Machu Picchu was completely forgotten by everyone except for some local farmers who were living in the valley near to it, "the lost city of the Incas" was found with the…show more content…
The legend says that Pachacuti's reason to start building up Machu Picchu is to celebrate when they won the was against the Chancas, which were well known as a group hard to defeat. The empire didn't take a very long time to grow, it took the Incas less than 100 years to be from a small village in south Peru to a big city. The development of the city remain a mystery to the world. The Inca used to call their city "the land of the four Quarters , they believed Cusco was the center of the universes geographically. They improved the traditions and technology of the human culture, and developed what they have learned from other earlier culture. The Empire was well knows of their engineering and designing construction, such as accomplishing Machu Picchu only using wood and stone with bronze devices. Their biggest achievement was improving and expanding the small land they started constructing into a larger empire in such an area which difficult to start a life at and to find. Amazingly how through all these productions, the Incas overcame the agricultural seasons and distributing the food, plus managing the storage and building extends. More than all that, they have managed a vast number of armies and workers at the same time without any
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