Machu Picchu Discovery

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The Machu Picchu is a breathtaking sight. One has to climb 2,500 meters up the Andes mountains to visit it. Down below are forests and dense bushes that hide it from view. Nestled between two peaks, the Machu Picchu complex was built between 1460 and 1470 AD. Comprising 200 buildings, mostly residences, temples and storage structures, it was a royal and religious estate serving the first great Incan Emperor Pachacuti. Today these structures remain as solid as when they were first constructed, although smallpox ravaged the Incan communities in the 16th century and by 1527, half of the population had been wiped out. When the Spanish conquerors came in 1532, Machu Picchu was abandoned. The re-discovery of Machu Picchu revealed many archaeological
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