Machu Picchu: Mysterious Aerial City
Machu Picchu is the ruins of the Inca Empire, which flourished in the 15th century.
Machu Picchu is located at an altitude of 2,430 m, near the Urubamba Valley at the foot of the Andes in Peru.
However, the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco, was about 1,000 meters higher than Machu Picchu.
Today, Cusco is one of the largest cities in Peru, and its city was registered as a World Heritage Site in 1983.
In 1533 the Spaniards conquered the Inca Empire.
Since the Andean civilization had no letters, nowhere was it stated what Machu Picchu was made for, and the truth is still unknown.
The place name Machu Picchu comes from the Quechua word “machu pikchu”.
The Quechua word “machu pikchu” means “old peak”.