Machu Picchu Campany

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Machu Picchu Campany

Machu Picchu, Peru

Ancient Ruins of the Incan Empire

The Ancient Ruins

Machu Picchu was the last Incan City.This city features more than 3,000 stone steps that link its many different levels. Today, hundreds of thousands of people tramp through Machu Picchu every year, braving crowds come to see the sun set over its towering stone monuments and marvel at the mysterious beauty of one of the world’s most famous manmade wonders.Many human sacrifices have taken place here, andit is said that aliens made the grand structure of this empire.It is believed that Machu Picchu was built at the height of the Inca Empire in the 15th and 16th centuries. It was abandoned an estimated 100 years after its construction, probably around the time the Spanish began their conquest of the mighty pre-Columbian civilization in the 1530s. There is no evidence that the conquistadors ever attacked or even reached the mountaintop citadel, however; for this reason, some have suggested that the residents’ desertion occurred because of a smallpox epidemic.Incan Music

Hiram Bingham stumbled upon this site in 1911..

Machu Picchu is made up of over 150 buildings.

Machu Picchu is located in Cuzco, Peru.


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