Machu Picchu Facts – 71 Hidden Facts About Machu Picchu

Facts about Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu was built at the height of the Inca Empire around 1450.

Machu Picchu was abandoned just over a century in 1572 after the arrival of Spanish in Peru.

Machu Picchu is located on a ridge between the Huayana Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains in Peru, at 2,430 m height.

Hiram Bingham III, an American explorer with the help of Melchor Arteaga, re-discovered Machu Picchu.

Around 60% of the construction done at Machu Picchu was underground; it include deep building foundations and crushed rock for drainage.

Machu Picchu was divided into urban area and agricultural area. The upper town was for royal people and temples and lower town had worker quarters and warehouses.

Machu Picchu is constructed atop two fault lines.

Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon is a museum that explains everything about Machu Picchu from its construction to its destruction.

Machu Picchu is believed to have been built Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui, the ninth ruler of the Inca Empire.

The forest grows so quickly that it leaves a lot to be discovered at the site.