Machu Picchu

Discussion
Mar 22, 2015

The whole architecture and society of the great city of Machu Picchu is incredible. They only lived in the city for one hundred years before they decided to abandon it due to the Spanish Conquest. According to http://www.history.com/topics/machu-picchu There is no evidence it was ever actually attacked by the Spanish so there are other assumptions that perhaps they abandoned the city due to a smallpox epidemic. It is amazing that the incas were able to build this marvelous place with very limited tools.
Today Machu Picchu is being restored. They are trying to restore the city back to its original form bit by bit. It is the largest tourist attraction in south america, but the restoration raises some arguments. Some people believe they should not try to alter the ruins in any way and leave as they are. No matter how you look at it, the feat the Incas performed by building this mountain-top city is amazing, and i look forward to finding more about the people that lived in Machu Picchu.