posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 08:02 AM
I found this exciting article trough: news.discovery.com...
It is very butifull and also very interesting to both see the picture and read the article.
June 24, 2011 -- Peruvians have been celebrating all month Machu Picchu's 100th anniversary of the discovery of the archaeological
This 15th-century Inca city of carved stone structures, built on an Andean mountain range, was introduced to the world by American explorer Hiram
I find it very amazing that they could buid that city so long ago. I think that many modern people are underestimating the archivement this city
Historians and archeologists still don't agree on Machu Picchu's function. Some believe the site was a sacred location while others say it was a
resort town for an Inca emperor. Up to 1,000 people are believed to have lived at the site.
In regards to what the site is, I think it is very possible that this was a resort for an Inca emperor. Even though Giulio Magli, professor of
archaeoastronomy at Milan's Polytechnic University is looking at it from another perspective:
Machu Picchu Described as Pilgrimage Site
The site, surrounded by tropical forests, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.
In regards to the surrounded tropical forests, I think both the city and the forest is worth saving.
NOTE: I am very sorry if someone has posted this. I couldn´t find it on ATS and thought I would share, since the whole construction plus it
surroundings are truly remarkable.
Source: The Lost City' Marks 100 Years: Big Pic