Essays Tagged: "Machu Picchu"

Machu Picchu - Information on Economic Patterns, Geographic Influences, Art and Architecture, Religion and Values, and Social and Political Organization

Machu PicchuEconomic Patterns:The Inca empire developed an economy based on an intensive terracing o ... sts, government servants, special artisans, the aged and the sick, and widows.Religion & Values:Machu Picchu contains rare examples of religious monuments, including a carved stone (the Intiwatana ... and overlooks the Urubamba River 2,000 ft below. Perhaps the most spectacular ruin in the Americas, Machu Picchu spreads over 5 sq mi, with over 3,000 steps linking its many different levels. It shows ...

(3 pages) 92 2 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

History/Facts of Machu Pichu in Peru.

The ruins of Machu Picchu is in the Urubamba province in Peru. It is located high in the Andes Mountains at an al ... orge below. The ridge is between a block of highland. The surrounding area is covered in dense bush.Machu Picchu, means "manly peak" or "old peak". It is believed to have been a royal estate and relig ... storage structures and other public buildings. It is believed that 1,200 people lived in and around Machu Picchu, most of them women, children, and priests.The buildings are thought to have been plann ...

(3 pages) 53 0 4.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Changing The World Through Words. How Guevara uses beautiful and unique language in Motorcycle Diares to illustrate South America

vivid picture in the reader's mind. Another example of this is on page 127, when Ernesto describes Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. " we found the pure expression of the most powerful indigenou ...

(2 pages) 31 0 3.5 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Archaeological Findings of Machu Picchu

2,430m above sea level, and situated on a mountain ridge located above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, Machu Picchu or “The Lost City of the Inca’s” as it is more commonly known, lay aband ... il it’s official discovery in 1911. Lead by a group of locals who frequently visited the site, Machu Picchu was discovered by American archaeologist Hiram Bingham who subsequently began archaeolo ...

(6 pages) 27 1 4.7 Aug/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History