Machu Picchu Research Paper

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Machu Picchu one of the seven wonders of the world. Machu Picchu is located 7000 feet above sea level on a small hilltop between the Andean Mountain Range. The majestic city soars above the Urbamba Valley bellow, Machu Picchu has been called the lost cities due to its recent discovery in 1911. There about 1000 Inca who were the inhabitants and the ones who had built this great city. It is believed that Machu Picchu was built during the time Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui was ruling the Inca he was the ninth ruler of the Inca in the mid 1400s. Pachacuti had built Machu Picchu as a royal and not as a city, it is believed that he built it as a royal estates for the reason that its warmer. It is also believed that Machu Picchu was built as a religious…show more content…
It also served with an additional purpose of reminding of reminding the recently conquered locals of the power of Pachacuti and the Inca empire. Machu Picchu was then shortly abandoned by the Inca shortly before Pizarro and the Spanish conquerors arrived. Machu Picchu was built with stones that were stacked tightly around each other without the use of a mortar. The Inca didn't use a wheel or have any strong animals to help build Machu Picchu, most of the work had to be done by the Incan people. Building Machu Picchu wasn't exactly the easiest task for them. In order to build Machu Picchu it would have taken hundreds of people using grass ropes and levers in order to be able to move the stone around the site. Machu Picchu was a great example of how the Inca practiced there architectural skills in shaping there building around the natural outflow of the area in which they were building on. For example the ridges in the mountain were made into plateaus for them to build on top of and the slope were terraced by using stone bulwarks. The windows and doors that were made were often positioned to capture the best views of the surrounding

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