Thursday, November 12, 2009

Machu Picchu

I was confused because every one knew about Machu Picchu and I was like, what? So I decided to research it, and I found heaps of information...

Archaeologists have decided that the making of Machu Picchu began about 1450, and the city, which had about 200 stone structures, had people living in it for a century. But no one knows who lived at Machu Picchu and why it was built. Lots of professionals believe it was a royal estate and religious center for the Inca ruler and his family. Features such as private gardens and a bathroom, suggests that at least one very special or royal tribe or group of people stayed there. Experts say a population of about 300 people probably grew to 1,000 or something when the royal followers started living there too.

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  1. Machu Picchu is very interesting. I remember I did a study on it last year when we were learning about the 7 ancient/modern Wonders of the World. Machu Picchu (which means "old peak") was built around 1450 and a civilisation began to grow there until it was abandoned less than a hundred years later as the Empire collapsed under the Spanish Conquest. In 1911, it was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham. As to why it was built; well according to Incan legend, Emperor Pachacuti ordered the construction in commemoration of the defeat of a rival ethnic group called the Chancas, but the city was never completed because the Incans were still working on it when they abandoned Machu Picchu.
    It'd be awesome to go there.

  2. Oh my goodness yes, I've decided that is going to be one of the places I'm DEFINATELY going to visit, it looks ABSOLUTLY fabulous!

  3. I've always wanted to go to South America and Europe - especially Tuscany in Italy; but that's irrelevant. You've done some great research! I could imagine you as an archaeologist...