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    Machu Piccu Notice's Inca

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    Picchu to Vinicunca, also known as 'Rainbow Mountain', to sections of the Amazon and many diverse ecosystems. The Inca Trail, Sacred Valley and colonial city of Cusco also contribute to the archaeological region of Macchu Piccu (Peru.travel 2017) creating one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. G Adventures' Inca Discovery and Intrepid's Inca Trail Express cover those locations throughout their tours. Inclusions, value for money and itinerary are significant in choosing which tour to decide on. Being the third largest country in South America with an area of 1,285,216〖km〗^2 (howtoperu.com). Peru's capital city Lima has a population…

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    Ancient Peru Civilizations

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    only people to walk the soil of Peru. Long before they were established, there were many other civilizations such as the Chavin, Moche and Chimu. Chavin’s are the oldest known pre-incan civilization dating back to 900 B.C. They were fond of art and religion shaped a large part of their lives. Not much is known about this ancient civilization, and they remain a great mystery to this day. The Moche Civilization dates back to 1 A.D, they were definitely more advanced than the Chavin, and were also…

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    Society and Culture The society of the Inca Empire was based on two classes: the ruling class and the peasants. The emperor was referred to as ‘Inca’ or ‘Sapa Inca’. His meals were served from golden dishes. The Inca never wore one cloth twice. The noblemen hailed from the capital Cusco, and they aided the emperor in governance. Most inhabitants were farmers (Andrushko et al. 2006: 63). They produced their food and clothes. The major crops grown were tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and squash. The…

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    1. I think it is interesting that Bingham possibly used the size of the skeletal remains found as a way to determine the sex of the remains, concluding that 80% of the bones found were female, and coming up with the conclusion that the remains were those of the ‘virgins of the sun’. I find it interesting and amazing that these structures were each made with precisely cut stones all of which were hand cut, without using electric tools, equipment, or mortar and that it is still standing today.…

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    Machu Picchu Romanticism

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    Over the years there have been many investigations on the role that exerted this citadel located in the mountains. One of the main theories is that the citadel of Machu Picchu was a luxurious and well-maintained mausoleum of the Inca Pachacutec, who was the founder and first emperor of Tawantinsuyo. In the citadel of Machu Picchu lived no more than 200 to 300 people but of a high social rank. Most of these people had some sort of relationship with the Inca; they were descendants of the founder…

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    A city inhabited by the Ancient Incas, which had been lost to the Andes Mountain range in Peru. An explorer by the name of Hiram Bingham was traveling through the jungles of Peru when he caught a glimpse of the Incan buildings that had long been forgotten by society. Bingham believed he had discovered the lost city of Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu was a city built by the Inca Empire long ago before it fell, near another city with the name of Vilcabamba. It was the last capital of the Inca Empire.…

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    walls without the use of cement or mortar. Machu Picchu's construction is amazing taking into account that the Inca's did not use any of the contemporary building tools, such as iron tools or the wheel. It is a mstery how the hugh blocks of stone were moved in steep terrain and through dens bush, but it's believed that hundreds of men were used to push the stones up. The most popular way to approach the site is the Inca Trail trek. This three-day trek reaches a height of 4214 metres at its…

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    Machu Picchu

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    an open cabin in the middle of the isolated jungle in the Amazon. The chanting of howler monkeys and quite rain drops hitting the thatched roof will sooth you to peaceful sleep. 8. Tour the floating Islands of Lake Titicaca Lake Titicaca is not only famous as highest navigated lake in the world but also famous for the floating reed islands. It might feel weird the first time you step on the island made of nothing else but reeds, but the Uros tribe will make you feel at home. You will soon find…

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    Inca Terrace System

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    Far away in the Andes Mountains the Inca lived. It was necessary for the Incas to adapt to the mountains. If they did not adapt to the climate they would not have survived. Their technology was very good, they had to adapt to the powerful Andes Mountains. They had several ideas to adapt to the mountains; they had an excellent terrace system (Donn) and they also had irrigation system. Since their empire was huge and that they lived in the mountains they had roads around the Empire. In every…

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    Argentina is the eighth largest country covering about 2.8 million square kilometers and almost the entire southern half of South America. It comprises of some of the world’s most impressive waterfalls, massive deserts, and tallest mountains. Also, Argentina’s population is largely of European origin with a national language of Spanish. Argentina is a country rich with culture and many traditions. The cultural activities are reflected in the different artistic expressions such as: painting,…

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