Machu Picchu--Royal Estate of the Incas Curated by: KK
"Machu Picchu is believed to have been built by Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui, the ninth ruler of the Inca, in the mid-1400s. Many archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was constructed as a royal estate of sorts…It would have been used by the emperor and his family as a temporary respite, the site supporting a small number of year-round caretakers. In the 16th century the Spanish appeared in South America, plagues afflicting the Inca along with military campaigns waged by conquistadors. In 1572, with the fall of the last Incan capital, their line of rulers came to end. Machu Picchu, a royal estate once visited by great emperors, fell into ruin. Today, the site is on the United Nations' list of World Heritage sites." http://www.livescience.com/22869-machu-picchu.html
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