Frequent question: Why was Machu Picchu built so high?

Why did the Incas build on mountains?

It would be impossible to build such a site in the high mountains if the substrate was not fractured.” Besides allowing the Inca to more easily find and fit stones together without mortar, the faults provided other advantages.

How did the Incas live in high altitudes?

A High Altitude Culture

Mountain roads and sacrificial platforms were built, which means a great amount of time was spent hauling loads of soil, rocks, and grass up to these inhospitable heights.

How much money does Machu Picchu make a year?

Machu Picchu is the most visited site in South America. It reportedly generates $40 million each year for Peru’s economy.

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