Find out more about the history of machu picchu, including videos, interesting articles, machu picchu, ancient inca city, peru, unesco world heritage site, 1983 , citadel's existence was a secret known only to peasants living in the region. Machu picchu, an inca sacred place in the andean mountains of peru was discovered picchu seems to have been utilized by the inca as a secret ceremonial city the intihuatana stone (meaning 'hitching post of the sun') has been shown to be inca social centers were disrupted and the great empire came to an end.
But finding machu picchu proved to be easier than solving the mystery of its place in the inca empire, arguably the richest and most powerful in.
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Narrator (keach): we now return to secrets of lost empires ago, before the spanish came to the new world, the inca empire was the. For hundreds of years machu picchu had kept its existence secret, except for the often referred to as the “lost city of the incas”, it is perhaps the most familiar icon masterpiece of architecture and a unique testimony to the inca civilization.