Machu Picchu

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Lockhart 1 Leon Lockhart Spanish VIII B Sra. Boultinghouse February 26, 2007 Special Project MACHU PICCHU Machu Picchu, not to be confused with the pokemon pikachu, is easily the most recognizable location in all of Peru. It is located in the middle of the Urubamba Valley just north of the city Cusco. Rediscovered in 1911 by archaeologist Hiram Bingham, Machu Picchu has attracted tourists from all over the world for nearly a century. Machu Picchu is the most important symbol of the old Incan Empire that presided in Peru at the time. Like any other tourist attraction, there is cause for concern about the damage that tourists bring to this historic site. Still, many believe that the city was built by the Sapa Inca Pachacuti in 1440 and was inhabited by these people until the Spanish conquest of 1532. Recent evidence has shown that Machu Picchu was not an actual city that people lived in. Rather, it was similar to the old Roman Villas in that it served primarily as a retreat house for the Incan nobility. Due to this fact, it has been shown that only 750
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course ENGL 104 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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