Machu Picchu’s Top 5 Secrets That No One Knows


Machu Picchu's Top 5 Secrets That No One Knows

Machu Picchu lies burrowed in the slopes of Andes. Historians are yet to discover everything about this mysterious place. The ruins of this place continues to amaze us with the secrets and mysteries of the Inca empire. The archaeological site continues to attract visitors to Peru. Besides the beauty of this place, it also holds many secrets. In this article, we will talk about Machu Picchu’s top 5 secrets that no one knows.

Why Is The Lost City Of Inca Famous?

Machu Picchu earned its fame from its sophisticated dry-stone walls. These walls were fused without the use of mortar. Moreover, these buildings are well-known for their panoramic views and exceptional alignments.

What Are The Secrets Of Machu Picchu That No One Knows?

Machu Picchu's Top 5 Secrets That No One Knows
Machu Picchu’s Top 5 Secrets That No One Knows

1. It Is Not The ‘Lost City’ Of Inca

The explorer Hiram Bingham III found this city while looking for a city named Vilcabamba. At that time Inca had escaped to Vilcabamba to put away the Spanish conquistadors. The explorer argued that Machu Picchu was the place that he was looking for. It was at that time that the abandoned city came to be known as the ‘Lost City of Inca.’

2. Machu Picchu Is No Stranger To Earthquakes

As we all know, Peru is prone to earthquakes. Places like Lima and Cusco have been destroyed by earthquakes. Ever wondered how Machu Picchu is still standing tall? The stones are wedged together so precisely that even the thinnest of things cannot be inserted. It is said that the seismic waves make the rocks ‘bounce’ and they fall back in place once the waves have passed. If not for artistic engineering, this place would have collapsed years ago!

3. Most Of The Impressive Things Of Machu Picchu Are Invisible

The engineer, Kenneth Wright, estimates that much of the construction of Machu Picchu is underground. The Incas are highly famous for their advanced civil engineering projects. Thus, this leaves us only to guessing what is beneath the ground.

4. There’s A Hidden Museum That No One Visits

The site provides no information about the ruins. This leaves the museum unnoticed. But if anyone can visit the museum, it will surprise them with the facts of why and how Machu Picchu was built.

5. There’s A Secret Temple In Machu Picchu

The Temple of the Moon is located on the far side of Huayna Picchu. Thus this place gets almost zero visitors. If one can climb up to the temple, they will find a series of caves decorated with exquisite stonework. People say that these caves hold mummies.

Machu Picchu's Top 5 Secrets That No One Knows
Machu Picchu’s Top 5 Secrets That No One Knows

If you ever decide to visit Machu Picchu, do not leave the place without covering all of the places that can be visited on foot. This place has a lot to offer. Besides holding too many secrets, the city can surprise visitors with lots of new facts only if they are willing to learn. The place may have been the end of a pilgrimage. So why not pay your visit before leaving?

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