Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian Inca site, situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It was also declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

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Why was machu picchu hidden?

No one exactly knows why but some people believe that it was hidden because the Spanish declared it. Idk if it’s true though🧐

What is the elevation of Machu Picchu Peru?

The Machu Picchu meaning the Old Peak has an elevation of 2.430 meters or if you like 7.970 feet.

Why did the Incas disappear from Machu Picchu?

The Spanish conquistadors defeated the Incas so they were no longer at Machu Picchu.

What was the Machu Picchu used for?

Machu Picchu was used as a living envirement. people use to live in Machu Picchu. thats what it was used for.


What are the physical dimensions of the Ashes Urn?

Would you believe, it is very small.

You can hold it in the palm of your hand.

What is que tanga estas preciosa in English?

"Que tanga" is an expression, mostly used by people from South America. It can be understood to be something like 'oh my god', but it's more vulgar. "Estás preciosa' is "you look beautiful."

I hope that helps (:

What country is Machu Picchu in?

Machu Picchu is located in Peru, South America. The name Machu Picchu is a Quechua term meaning "Old Peak." It is a pre-Columbian Inca historic site. The city is thought to have been built starting around 1400, but fell into disuse as an official site before the arrival of the conquistadors in the 1520s. As such, it was spared from looting by the Spanish.

Why was Machu Picchu abandoned?

There is not onedefinite answer as to why Machu Picchu was abandoned. But there are many theories surrounding its abandonment. Some theories state that it was due to Spanish invasion and wide spread disease however they found very few remains at the site that has any sign of disease at the time of death. Also the remains show no sign or warfare death, so this rules out the theory of the Spanish invasion. Other theories suggest that the cost of maintaining the citadel because of its isolated location to much. some other theories suggest that their gods told them to leave as it was now sacred land and to remain there would curse them. Also after the death of their ruler some theorists suggest that when a ruler died they had to abandon the city as it was custom but this theory does not hold much weight as remains show that after the death of the first ruler there were another 3 generations of successor's.

There seems to be no theory that is proven beyond doubt as to what caused the demise in the population of Machu Picchu as there is no written record. However we can (based on available evidence) draw the conclusion that two theories seem the most plausible. these are that they abandoned the city because of religious beliefs and orders from their gods or because the cost of maintaining the city grew to much.

What kinds of animals live in Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu has lots of wildlife like; Pandas, Elephants, Alpacas, Llamas, over 420 species of birds,

Where is machu picchu located?

Machu picchu is located in the Andes Mountains, in Peru, which is in South America.

Who built Machu Picchu?

The Incas built Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu was built by the Incan Civilization around 1450 in the jungle and mountains near Cusco, Peru. Machu Picchu is one of The Seven Wonders of the World.

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What happened to the people of machu picchu?

It was thought that Small pox killed off most of the people within fifty years of its founding. Soon after the government failed and the City was forgotten. Though it is possible for a city's inhabitants to be wiped out to the last soul, by floods, vulcanoes, mudslides, wars or pandemic disease, it has happened more often that thriving civilisations are laid low by crop losses and small climate changes affecting plant growth or water supply from rivers. Survivors move away.

What continent is machu picchu on?

Machu Picchu is in South America, Peru.

When was Machu Picchu discovered?

machu pichu was discovered on July 24, 1911

Is Machu Picchu in the Andes?

yes it is in a valley between two mountains in the Andes mountain range.

Why was machu picchu built?

it was built most likely for a royal estate or retreat, but canot be proven.


It was built as a city. The incas needed to move away from the spanish invaders and so they built the machu picchu. At least that's what i remember from my visit. I also remember that those giant steps you see in the pictures were used to farm.

There are a number of theories, but the most widely accepted theory today is that of a royal estate. Machu Picchu was probably built during the reign of Pachacuti, to serve as his private retreat. See the related link for more information.