What is unique about Machu Picchu?

What was unique about the building structure of Machu Picchu?

As in other Inca cities, Machu Picchu followed the religious architectural pattern of truncated pyramid construction. … The only construction with a semicircular wall is the Temple of the Sun. The Temple of the Sun was the most important building in Machu Picchu.

Why was Machu Picchu created?

The most common conclusion from experts on Inca history and archaeologists is that it was built first and foremost as a retreat for the Inca and his family to worship natural resources, deities and specially the Sun, Inti.

Was Machu Picchu really lost?

It’s not actually the Lost City of the Inca.

This was a hidden capital to which the Inca had escaped after the Spanish conquistadors arrived in 1532. Over time it became famous as the legendary Lost City of the Inca.

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