Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Possible answers to building Machu Picchu

Why a location at the top of the mountains, actually on a ridge between mountains?
- Surrounded by two rivers, in the center of 4 mountains corresponding to 4 directions, all of which are worshiped as gods by the Incas

When was it built?
- 1450ish - ordered by their king. Mostly as a religious resort.

How was it built?
- Stone cut by stone. Special layering of soil to absorb and channelize water.

Why did the Spanish not destroy it?
- Was abandoned by the Incas and probably missed by the spanish.