MACHU PICCHU

LOCATION

It is located 70 kilometres northwest of Cusco in Peru.
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HISTORY

Machu Picchu was constructed around 1450 and abandoned 100 years later. Manko Inka started the war against the Spanish in 1536. After 8 months of war Manko was defeated by the Spaniards and their friend tribes.Machu Picchu is probably the most known symbol of the Inca empire. Normally called "The lost city of Incas" since 1983. The Intihutuna ("tie the sun") is believed to have been made as an astronomic clock by the Incasa.Machu Picchu was probably a royal property or a religious retreat. Approximately 1,200 people lived in and around Machu Picchu. Most of the population were women, children and priests. Machu Pichu is one of the worlds' most known sacred places.
The main exports of Incas was potatoes and llamas.

STRUCTURE

Most of the buildings were made of large granite blocks, smoothed by sand and cut by bronze or stone tools. The stones fitted perfectly together although some of the blocks had up to 30 corners. The joints of the blocks joints are so tight that a steak knife couldn't be pushed into the gaps.Machu Picchu is built of about 200 buildings but still there are temples, storage structures and other public buildings.

WHEN WAS IT CREATED? BY WHOM?

It's said today that the city was built by the Sapa Inca Pachacuti starting in about 1440 and was inhabited until the Spanish conquest of Peru.

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR MACHU PICCHU

You should vote for Machu Picchu because it was a mystery to the world for ages. It has survived over 560 years. Many people have lost their lives trying to find Machu Pichuu. To the world the city of Machu Picchu was lost for 3 centuries. Machu Pichuu is a symbol of community and dedication.

Here is the link to the voting site

http://www.new7wonders.com/index.php?id=351&L=0external image 300px-Peru_Machu_Picchu_Sunset.jpg

REFERENCE

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd image came from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machu_Picchu

Created By:
Hockeylover09
Lollie09