Northwest Of Cuzco Machu Picchu: Inca Empire

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Located in the countryside northwest of Cuzco Machu Picchu is believed to have been a royal estate for Inca leaders..Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful environment. It was probably the most awesome creation of the Inca Empire because of its height; its giant walls and teracces which seems as if they have been cut naturally in the escarpments . Above Amazon basin located at this height at Peru's Andes Machu Picchu is full of animals and plants you can not see in other parts of the planet.
Historians believe Inca people built Macchu Pichu at the height of their empire, which dominated in South America in the 15th and 16th centuries. It was abandoned aproximatelly 100 years after its construction at the time when the Spanish began their conquest on this continent. There is no evidence that the Spaniards ever reached the top citadel.That is the reason why many people suggested that the city was abandoned because a smallpox epidemic.
As I already mentioned many modern-day archaeologists now believe that Machu Picchu served as a royal estate for Inca emperors .
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