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The Engineering of Machu Picchu

- On July 24, 1911 an antiquity site located in the mountains surrounding Cusco, Peru, was rediscovered by explorer Hiram Bingham almost half a century after it was constructed. Since 1911 Machu Picchu has come into prominence as a tourist site because of its interesting history and its mysterious abandonment. Much of Machu Picchu has been restored since its discovery to give tourists a window into what it would have been like to live there at its prime. Machu Picchu was built by the great Inca civilization in 1450 and it is believed that it was used as an imperial retreat for the Inca Emperor....   [tags: Civil Engineering]

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One of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu

- ... (Destination: Machu Picchu) What measures have the Peruvian government taken to preserve their largest source of revenue. Machu Picchu became a popular tourist site in the 195’s/1960’s. People arrived on train, foot and even helicopter. It wasn’t until 1981 that Machu Picchu became a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary, two years later UNESCO named Machu Picchu a world heritage site. There are two main threats that face Machu Picchu. The first is seasonal extreme weather. Mudslides and glacial erosion erode the carved granite and on the opposite end of the spectra in the dry seasons vegetation becomes very flammable....   [tags: tribes, archiologists, inca]

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Tourism Effects on Machu Picchu

- High in the Andean mountain range, nestled on a ridge between two mountains high above the valley floor below sits the amazing city and archaeological site of Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is about 1400 kilometers south of the Equator on the eastern slope of the Peruvian Andes. The site lies near the head waters of the Amazon River and is on the ridge between two prominent mountain peaks – Machu Picchu and Hauyna Picchu – about 500 meters above the valley bottom (Wright and Kenneth, 2-3). Machu Picchu, believed to be the royal estate of the Inca ruler Pachacuti, is the most well-known of all the Inca archaeological sites....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Machu Picchu

- Machu Picchu is a physical symbol of the culture that created it. It is located in the Andes Mountains in Peru, South America, high above the Urubamba River Canyon Cloud Forest. The Incan capital, Cuzco, the closest major city, is forty three miles northwest of this landmark. Machu Picchu is five square miles and eighteen square kilometers in size. This ancient civilization has an altitude of eight thousand feet and is surrounded by towering green mountains. Although covered in dense bush, it had many agricultural terraces that were sufficient enough to feed the population....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Culture 's Religious Influences Incorporated Into The Design

- Around 1000, the Inca population emerged and began to establish themselves in the central Andes mountains. The inhabitants settled around the Cuzco Valley and eventually extended their territory into Ecuador and Chile. Approximately 12 million people resided in the area, and the kingdom soon became the leading military presence in the area. One of the sites designed by the great Inca architects was Machu Picchu. This essay will explore the planning and details of the locality as well as the culture’s religious influences incorporated into the design....   [tags: Inca Empire, Inca, Cusco, Machu Picchu]

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Wonderful Inca Architecture With Their Stone Walls

- Wonderful Inca Architecture with their Stone Walls Over the centuries, man has created an architecture in which not only identifies them self, but also identifies a society, a culture, and a nation. In the new world , as given call this part of the globe before colonization, cultures settled in this site were developed to the point of being able to build gigantic works. Is the case of the Incas, who developed a very functional style of public architecture that was remarkable for its advance engineering and fine stone work....   [tags: Inca Empire, Inca, Cusco, Machu Picchu]

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I Am An Intelligent, But Lazy Girl

- I have always know that I am an intelligent, but lazy girl. As I was growing, it never really dawned on me that maybe one day, I would need to grow up and actually take responsibility of my own actions; until one day it seemed to have just hit me out of nowhere and I decided to finally buckle down with life. As I was preparing to graduate, I was talking among my peers and it seemed as if almost everyone knew what they wanted to do with life. While as for me, my plan was just to go and disappear to Colombia for a few months and then attend my local college....   [tags: Need, Want, 2002 albums, Machu Picchu]

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Tourism Industry Outweigh The Negatives, And The Local Host People

- Tourism is the commercial organization and operation of activities, services, and industries for travelers (“What Is Tourism Lesson”). The tourism industry can bring multiple economic and social benefits to a country. Debates over tourism being more beneficial or exploitative of the host people have risen due to tourism having damaging effects if not properly controlled. Tourism can only be sustainable is it is carefully managed so the benefits of the tourism industry outweigh the negatives, and the local host people prosper....   [tags: Tourism, World Tourism Organization, Machu Picchu]

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Inca Civilization

- This paper discusses the development of a civilization defining its ten characteristics it will define why this civilization developed. For this purpose, the civilization of the Incas from South America has been selected; however, this paper will focus on a particular people of this civilization that lived in Machu Picchu. The civilization of the Incas lived on the territory of South America, in an area now occupied by the modern Peru. The capital has been located in the city of Cuzco. The name "Inca" is not given by self-people, but Europeans mistakenly gave it since the local tribes called their supreme ruler, and came to their land the Spaniards came to be called as the whole nation (Abbo...   [tags: Peru, Spaniards, culture, South America, Cusco]

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Biological and organic systems - Green roofing systems

- However, green roofs are not a new technology. They are simply being modified it and developed further, but they date back thousands of years ago. In ancient times the first green roofs were used unpurposely, since the houses were made of mud bricks and after rain vegetation just sprouted out of the rooftops (Appendix A, Picture 1). These early shelters provided protection from the elements, good insulation during the winter months, and a cool location in the summer. After establishing the benefits of the green roof, the technology became expandingly popular, creating one of the Seven wonders in the Ancient World - the Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Appendix A, Picture 2)....   [tags: Roofs, PVS, drainage]

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