On the 24 th of July , we celebrated the th anniversary of the rediscovery of Machu Picchu by the American archeologist Hiram Bingham. To commemorate this significant milestone, I published this short photo essay with images I took while in Machu Picchu in It was abandoned just over years later, in AD, as a belated result of the Spanish Conquest in Peru and other American regions. From that moment on, knowledge of its existence was lost as the ruins were buried by the dense Andean jungle. On July 23 rd , , Bingham and his team, who had been searching for the city of Vilcabamba —the last Inca refuge during the Spanish conquest— made their way from Cuzco into the Urubamba Valley.
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Please join StudyMode to read the full document. The date is the twenty fourth of July , set against looming peaks cloaked in snow and wreathed in clouds, was Machu Picchu. American historian Hiram Bingham was an assistant professor, from the University of Yale. After stumbling through the terrain that is the valleys of the Peruvian mountains, 70 miles kilometres from the capital Cuzco. But finding Machu Picchu proved to be easier than solving the mystery of its place in the Inca Empire, arguably it was the richest and most powerful in the New World when Europeans arrived. But who had lived at this isolated site and for what purpose? Bingham advanced three hypothesises, to what the purpose of Machu Picchu could have been used for and who had lived there.
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Machu Pichu is a city in modern Peru located up in the Andes Mountains which is about 43 miles away from Cuzco. Machu Pichu is atop of a ridge with the ridge being between a block of highland and the Huaynac Picchu. Machu Pichu means "Manly Peak" and was most likely a royal estate and religious retreat.
This paper deals about the geometric and the cultural heritage of Machu Picchu. This paper also deals about the flora and fauna present in that region. This paper mostly concentrates on the architectural features of the Machu Picchu.