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ˈmɑ tʃu ˈpik tʃu, ˈpi tʃumachu pic·chu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Machu Picchunoun

    Inca fortress city in the Andes in Peru discovered in 1911; it may have been built in the 15th century

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  1. Machu Picchunoun

    An ancient Inca site in Peru

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  1. Machu Picchu

    Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres above sea level. Machu Picchu is located in the Cusco Region of Peru, South America. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti. Often referred to as the "Lost City of the Incas", it is perhaps the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. The Incas built the estate around 1450, but abandoned it as an official site for the Inca rulers a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Although known locally, it was unknown to the outside world before being brought to international attention in 1911 by the American historian Hiram Bingham. Since then, Machu Picchu has become an important tourist attraction. Most of the outlying buildings have been reconstructed in order to give tourists a better idea of what the structures originally looked like. By 1976, thirty percent of Machu Picchu had been restored. The restoration work continues to this day.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of machu picchu in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of machu picchu in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of machu picchu in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    All man must live in Machu Picchu for some time! Over there, you will be closer to the universe and you will realise how trivial you are in this chaotic cosmos. Science is the only power which will make you bigger and significant in this universe!

  2. Stefaan Poortman:

    Sites all over the world are under threat at any given moment. Apart from the monuments and ancient cities in the Middle East, I would say historic districts of major cities in Asia face the highest threat due to the unchecked sprawl and development, tourism is not regulated well enough and the massive influx is putting a strain on sites all over the world. The most well-known sites like Angkor or Machu Picchu are really swamped with tourism. Not only does it affect the sites but at a certain point, if unchecked, tourism can negatively impact the quality of life for local communities as well.

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