Machu Picchu Essay

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is an ancient lncan citadel that resides in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. The ancient city was built in the age of the Incan Empire in the 15th Century.
Since then it has been abandoned until modern times. Formations spread across the ancient city play a peculiar role on astronomical alignment whiett it\s former use remains unknown. Machu +- Picchu is also translated to "Old Peak" or "Old Hill" which can give some insight it\ s location. i,.JO,.J.. r-D ,,..uf' u"f>t. rw
The Incas utilized hundreds of thousands of stones to construct their city, there is over@building hundreds of terraces (which act like claws) to help stabilize the city itself so it doesn't slide off the mountain. It also provides a place for
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632 lots of stone objects and fragments,or lithics.

4. 115 lots of metal objects and metal fragments. 5. 128 lots of human bones and bone fragments.
6. 329 "museum quality" pieces, most of which were re-assembled and restored by Yale curators from ceramic fragments." (Yale, 2010)
The main problems faced relating to Machu Picchu were when Yale University and the National Geographic Society supported an expedition by Yale professor Hiram Bingham to Machu Picchu, lncan ruins located in the Peruvian Andes.
1 Bingham carried off hundreds of tools, pots,and silver objects from the excavation site during this and a 1915 trip,supposedly with the Peruvian government's blessing.
2 The artefacts Bingham brought back from his trips to Peru currently make up a prominent exhibit in Yale's Peabody Museum and are now the focus of an escalating legal dispute between the state of Peru and Yale University.
3 Yale claims that Bingham had permission to remove the artefacts from the Peruvian president and that Peru's Civil Code of 1852 permanently transferred title to Yale .
4 While Peru does not dispute that Bingham had permission, it takes the position that the artefacts were only on loan to the

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