Miracle of light. The city’s amazing history

Techno 27 January, 2018

2018-01-27 16:43

Miracle of light. The city’s amazing history
Machu Picchu.

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Shrouded in centuries of mystery, the Inca city of Machu Picchu is today one of the centers of tourism of Peru, reports Rus.Media. Built at an altitude of more than two hundred meters, hidden in the Andes, it escaped conquest by the Spanish colonizers. However, the history of its further existence is not lost along with the mysterious disappearance of the entire population. Incredibly, more than four centuries in these lands were not gone before.

Accidental discovery

In the last century in these places worked, the American researcher. The aim of the expedition was interesting for the history of the exhibits from the life of the Incas, exported during the conquest of the country by the Spaniards. The accident led the scientist to the edge that has stricken him. Before him opened a truly piece of architecture and engineering construction. The neighborhoods of two-story houses, palaces, the square with the altar of sacrifice – all pointed to a high level of technical knowledge. Particularly struck by the network of roads for its size and the degree of skill was not inferior to the road system of Ancient Rome. The establishment of such a facility required a lot of knowledge. Strikes a skillful use of terrain with a combination of construction techniques, quality created. At the end of the nineteenth century, Machu Picchu becomes a monument to the heritage of humanity, in the beginning of this century – one of the New Wonders of the world.

Unsolved mystery

Built by incredible efforts of the city lasted a little more than a century. The question remains – what and why in this place it was built? Currently there are two versions. According to evidence, here was the residence of the Supreme Ruler, who became after his death the centre of education. The second talks about the military and defensive functions of the city. This was carried out supervision over the tribes and regions that are under the rule of the Incas. After the invasion of the Spaniards in the Empire, the city is entirely deserted. Whether the termination of the food supply of the capital has been leaving the inhabitants of the city, or the other – is not known. It is believed that part of the population went to war against the Spaniards, and part of, rescuing treasures and the remains of their luminaries, went to the city that in the future, and searched for the scientist who discovered Machu Picchu. By the way, a huge number of artifacts brought to them for research purposes, was returned to the rightful owner and now they are the exhibits of the Museum.

This lost city

Today, this city is open to visitors. For lovers of history and mystery gives the impression of the extraordinary beauty of the surrounding mountain scenery and unforgettable pictures on the background. It’s the perfect proportions of the terraces through stone aqueducts, the ruins of the temples. Great interest to tourists is the Sun Stone, which played the role of a sundial, the secret of which remains unsolved. Machu Picchu – one of the attractions of Peru, attracts thousands of travelers from all over the world. Therefore, it is necessary to take care of the tickets for the tour.