Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu

The site is roughly divided into an urban sector and an agricultural sector, as well as the upper town and the lower town.

Machu Picchu

The city sits in a saddle between the two Mountains Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, with a commanding view down two valleys and a nearly impassable mountain at its back. It has a water supply from springs that cannot be blocked easily, and enough land to grow food for about four times as many people as ever lived there.

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The central buildings of Machu Picchu use the classical Inca architectural style of polished dry-stone walls of regular shape. The Incas were masters of this technique, called ashlar, in which blocks of stone are cut to fit together tightly without mortar.


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