Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. Machu Picchu is located in the Cusco Region of Peru, South America. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often referred to as the "City of the Incas", it is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World.
How did they build Machu Picchu
How did the pre-columbian Inca people manage to build this spectacular city so high above sea level and where did they get their knowledge & tools for stone cutting/placement to even build it in the first place. And what happend to the city, why did they abandon it? These questions in praticular makes this hotspot interesting for Ancient Astronaut enthusiasts.
Where is Machu Picchu
Cusco Region of Peru, South America Coordinates: -13.163956699999987 (Latitude) -72.54599300000002 (Longitude)
Where is Machu Picchu?
|Coordinates:||-13.1639 (Latitude) -72.5459 (Longitude)|
Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. Peru hotspots and archaeological findings has been featured in many ancient aliens tv episodes and articles on the internet.