Machu Picchu:

Machu Picchu is a very popular and historic place down in Peru. In Quechua language, Machu Picchu means ‘Old Peak’. It is located up on a plateau up in the Andes Mountains. Machu Picchu is a place that is said to be where the Incans had settled. It was a place of scared and different beliefs. Some say it was a very religious place that many would go to. It is hard to say due to what little evidence we have today. (Places of Peace and Power) There are many myths and legends that we have telling different stories of Machu Picchu. From these myths and legends we can inform and try to tell what really had gone on in this historic area. There is still a lot that is not completely known about this area, due to the fact that all they have is the left over artifacts. Many who have visited this place have said to be truly beautiful and indescribable. This amazing place was re-discovered in 1911. The archeologist who had found these historic ruins was from Yale. Many are still wondering how they were able to get such large stones and items up to the top of this high mountain point. This area was originally the place of some Incans. They had founded and settled down in this area, Machu Picchu. The Incans were then later able to make a small area into a great city.(Places of Peace and Power) They had many resources near by that would help the city survive and not die off. Machu Picchu has many ruins that are very historical and are now known to many.

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