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10 Interesting Machu Picchu Facts

Tuesday, February 28th 2012. | Places

Machu Picchu fact is a historical fact about the lost Inca city. Machu Picchu is a pre-Inca ruin of the location of Columbus, located in the mountainous region at an altitude of about 2350 m above sea level. Machu Picchu is located above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, about 70 km northwest of Cusco. Here are 10 interesting Machu Picchu facts.

Machu Picchu Fact 1

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Machu Picchu

Hiram Bingham made a name as the inventor of this site, although the locals already know about this place.

Machu Picchu Fact 2

Machu Picchu is located at 2.400 meters above sea level.

Machu Picchu Fact 3

Machu Picchu was made in mid-1400 and dubbed as “The Lost City of the Incas”.

Machu Picchu Fact 4

Many of the stones of Machu Picchu construction weigh over 50 tons. Because there is no cement, they just cut and stacked stone according to the size and design of buildings.

Machu Picchu Fact 5

Whole broad area reached 325.92 square km and was declared “Historical Sanctuary” Peru state in 1981.

Machu Picchu Fact 6

Machu Picchu has three main buildings, namely Intihuatana, Temple of the Sun (the Sun), and the Room of the Three Windows (Room Three Glass).

Machu Picchu Fact 7

Machu Picchu has at least 170 buildings with different shapes and functions.

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Machu Picchu Area

Machu Picchu Fact 8

Machu Picchu was originally built as a fortress, and then turned into a capital city of the Incas.

Machu Picchu Fact 9

The results showed Intihuatana stone created as astronomical clock or calendar.

Machu Picchu Fact 10

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Machu Picchu Construction

This is last fact on these facts about Machu Picchu. Construction of Machu Picchu was never completed. The site is overlooked during the attack the Spaniards to the Inca Empire. This is interesting Machu Picchu fact.

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