Why Was Machu Picchu Built?

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Machu Picchu was built as a royal estate and religious retreat. It is located in the Andes Mountains in Peru. It has an attitude of 8,000 feet and has no administrative, military or commercial use. It has around 200 buildings and about 1200 people lived there.
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Machu Picchu
In the 15th century, the Incan Emperor Pachacútec built a city in the clouds on the mountain known as Machu Picchu ("old mountain"). This extraordinary settlement lies halfway up the Andes Plateau, deep in the Amazon jungle and above the Urubamba River…
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Machu Picchu is a city in Peru that is located very high up in the Andes Mountains. It was built in the mid 1400s. It was probably built to serve as a royal estate and possibly a religious retreat. You can find more information here: http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/latinamerica/south/sites/machu_picchu.html
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Macchu Picchu is in the Andes Mountains, in Peru. Machu Picchu was built by the Inca's Civilization (Tahuantinsuyo Empire) in the Andes Mountains near Cusco. It's the jungle of Cusco
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