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Mysteries of Machu Picchu — one of the most unique cities

Machu Picchu, which means "old peak" — one of the most unique cities. Sandwiched between the two peaks and edged peaked crown forested high mountains, it is situated at an altitude of 2280 m on a steep slope above the valley of the "River of the Sun" and is buried in the Urubamba white clouds and dense fog.

Why did the Incas decided to settle in this remote place high in the Andes, is still unclear. Of the settlements along the roads of the empire, manages the territories endowed with complete autonomy. Perhaps, Machu Picchu was built

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U.S. will return to Peru thousands of artifacts taken from the country 100 years ago

Machu Picchu

Leaders at Yale University in the U.S. has promised to return to Peru thousands of artifacts taken out about 100 years ago from the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu.

Lasted about seven years, the dispute between the U.S. and Peru's Inca relics dating from the XV century.

According to the Peruvian government, these artifacts were taken in 1911, but has not been returned. As a result, in 2008, the Peruvian government has filed a lawsuit against Yale University. Later, the President of Peru, Alan Garcia, the government conducted a series of actions demanding the return

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The technology of liquid stone

30/10/2012

Probably the right thing to talk about Machu Picchu — is to announce officially that about the city so really did not know: — not known exactly when and who built the city.

 

— unknown why the city was built on this inaccessible cliff, sandwiched between two mountains — known as the city was called — unknown, which was built this city — not known who lived in this city — unknown why the city was abandoned.

Oh, and then — compose, in his own way. Compose archaeologists,

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