One of the most exciting places on the cliff of the world’s ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu, but not only because of the spectacular view that stretches from him or fairy tale of greenery and fresh air, but also because of the many historical facts and mysteries, such as puzzles for which this city is suddenly abandoned.
If you do not go there to taste what life would have been “on the verge”, it is sufficient that the party admire the persistence of these feasts.
Mystery Castle: This is still a mysterious town is located in Peru, and its construction began Incas in 1430, at the height of their empire at 80 kilometers northwest of its capital Cuzco.
About a hundred years later, the city was mysteriously abandoned, and not historians nor archaeologists much detail is still not known.
Some of the theories are that the conquistadors who came from Europe brought smallpox, and some say syphilis, a disease that has wiped out the inhabitants of the royal fortress in the Andes. Some, however, believe that the ancient site was abandoned and before the arrival of the Spaniards, and some of the recent theory of the Inca empire that the city actually never really abandoned.
The theory of the Inca ruler Pachacuti: According to the latest theory on which he worked the American historian Hiram Bingham, who discovered this town in 1911 with the support of Yale University, the ninth ruler of the Inca Pachacuti in age settled in Machu Picchu.
He is in the old town withdrew their relatives, friends and servants, and ordered the construction of ceremonial sites and accommodation for all residents. It is not known exactly when they abandoned Machu Picchu, but it is thought that some of the members of the family remained living there.
According to this theory, the city was never abandoned or forgotten, as was long believed. The city was mysteriously abandoned, and not historians nor archaeologists much detail is still not known Wonder of the World: Machu Picchu is under the protection of UNESCO and attracts more and more visitors, and more than a million a year. In July 2007, has been named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.