Machu Picchu is a city of the Incas in Peru

Machu Picchu is a city of the Incas in Peru that was never discovered by the Spaniards and therefore not destroyed. Much of the Inca civilization can still be found in this city. It is assumed that the construction of the city of Machu Picchu was started around 1440, under the direction of Pachacuti.

The city was inhabited until the Spanish conquest of the area in 1532. Because the city is so inaccessible, it is assumed that the city did not have a sectional function. It is often assumed that Machu Picchu was a home for kings and other high ranking people. The city has many lodgings for nobles, and a few dwellings for their servants. Around 750 people could stay in the city. During the rainy season, when no kings were present, there would have been far fewer people in Machu Picchu. When the Spaniards defeated the empire of the Inca, the regular migration from and to Machu Picchu stopped by nobles and left the city.

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Machu Picchu is a city of the Incas in Peru
Machu Picchu is a city of the Incas in Peru

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