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What Is Machu Picchu?

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The Inca empire spanned approximately 4000 kilometers from the South American coastline, starting from modern day Ecuador reaching to Chile. Machu Picchu has been a long-standing marvel that represents the Inca’s competency and resourcefulness. The site is located northwest of Cusco, Peru, on a mountain ridge 2,430 meters above sea level. Machu Picchu was built around the 15th century, but was abandoned around 100 years later after the fall of the Inca empire. This has been attributed to the Spanish’s military conquests and virulent diseases that accompanied. Machu Picchu remained undiscovered until 1911 by the American historian Hiram Bingham [1]. Machu Picchu is in the center of the massive Inca empire and is one of the few preserved remains
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