Machu Picchu - the mysterious city
created by Jonatan Langer and Amir Nesgi
Intresting facts about Machu Picchu!
Historians estimate that the city Machu Picchu was established during the 15th century and 16th. While some experts speculate that the city was used as a royal residence for emperors and nobles Incas, others believe that the place was used as a religious, especially due to the fact that Machu Picchu is located in the area surrounded by mountains, which the Incas considered as sacred.
Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian city of the Inca. The city, which was inhabited at a time when the Inca culture was at its height.She is located on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, a distance of about 70 km from the city of Cusco.
Machu Picchu was declared in 2007 as one of seven new wonders of the world, ancient citys, extraordinarily preserved somewhere in the Andes (Andes) of Peru (Peru), shrouded in clouds at an altitude of 2,430 meters above sea level.
Places in Machu Picchu
Path to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) - This is quite a challenging trek, heading to the sun gate, which formerly served as the main gateway to the city of Machu Picchu. If you get to the gate before dawn, you will win see the first rays of the morning pass.
Solar Temple ( Temple of the Sun ) - This temple , designed to celebrate the sun , is one of the most impressive sites Machu Picchu . Temple is the only curved structure Machu Picchu , located on the left ritual baths . When the sun's rays pass through the main window of the temple , the light falls directly on the rock mainstream.
Three windows Temple - This is another famous temple site Machu Picchu , located above the main plaza of the old town , near the Sun Temple . According to local belief , the three windows represent the different parts of the world : the underworld , heaven and life itself , our present .
Aintiootanh- The head of Aintiootanh Hill overlooking Machu Picchu site you will find this special rock, whose name means is "Page strengthening of the Sun". Many mistaken for an ancient sun clock, but in fact, this rock was used by the Incas astronomers who tried to predict the dates of the summer solstice and the winter with the angles of the Rock.
Machu Picchu lies today in Peru
Our reasons for choosing the lost city of Machu Picchu:
We chose the lost city "of Machu Picchu" for several reasons:
We are interested in and admire the Incas (people who lived in Machu Picchu).
We are interested in long lives, their skills as well, Bhisigihm construction and survival of their most impressive.
In addition explosion were a number of animals that were elsewhere so were interested to find them, for example, spectacled bear, the Andean condor and more. There were also a variety of special plants that were there.
The Incas lived in Machu Picchu had their own unique writing style and it wanted tolearn and enrich our knowledge.
Machu Picchu is known in the city, for example, are unique solar tower, the pathleads to the tower sun (which served as an entry into the heads of the city) stone Haintiootanh and many other places that are in town and they can learn about the culture of the Incas who lived in the city.
In conclusion: What we learned from this study?
During our studies on Machu Picchu and Inca culture, we learned it was admirable. Just look at all the things they've done and see that they are geniuses: the construction of magnificent temples to their sophisticated communications.
We learned many things about Inca culture and more about Machu Picchu which she hid in the mountains and preserved for thousands of years to the day!
It was very instructive work and we Hasrno our vocabulary in English and \ we have expanded our general knowledge.