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The Ultimate Machu Picchu Quiz

Raksha Kulkarni Jun 26, 2024

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This wonder has a lot of history and facts behind it. Try out our quiz to test your knowledge about Machu Picchu.
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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Initially, Hiram Bingham thought he had discovered Vilcabamba, the Lost City of the Inca. But, Vilcabamba was found in 1950s, after his death.
An Interesting Fact
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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Did
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It is believed that Machu Picchu was built during the rule of Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui, the ninth ruler of Inca.
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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
A Sight
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The Machu Picchu civilization sits perfectly at an altitude of 7,970 feet above the sea level and boasts of a wonderful view of the river.
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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Did You Know?
There are many theories but recent studies indicate that Machu Picchu was used as a royal retreat and sometimes for organizing religious ceremonies.
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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
The Machu Picchu civilization is divided in 2 parts – an agricultural area and the other residential area. There are a total of 150 structures with houses, temples, baths, and sanctuaries.
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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
There are no records of the Incan language as it wasn’t a written language. Also, Machu Picchu translates to ‘Old Peak’ or ‘Old Mountain’ in the native language.
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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
An
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The Spanish people conquered Peru in 1531 for their gold. But, they didn’t find Machu Picchu because of its remote location. Hence, the civilization got saved.
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Did
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Huayna Picchu standing tall at 8,835 feet, offers a great view of Machu Picchu ruins and the winding Urubamba River.
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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
The limit of 2,500 tourists in a day has been set. Plus, 500 hikers are permitted on the Inca Trail.
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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Most stones used in the construction of Machu Picchu weighed more than 50 pounds but still were pushed up by men. Ashlar technique is when stones are perfectly cut to fit, instead of using mortar.
Hard Work!
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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Interesting Fact
The sacred Intihuatana indicates the two equinoxes. On those dates, the sun is aligned with the stone creating no shadow.
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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Did
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They say, the stones in Machu Picchu ‘dance’ if an earthquake strikes; but it has been intact throughout these years. The terraces are built to protect it from landslides or erosion.
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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Help
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Machu Picchu can be reached by train in 4 hrs from Cusco and in 2 hrs from the Sacred Valley. Else, it takes a 4-day trek on the Inca Trail to reach the Gate.
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