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14 Fun Facts About Machu Picchu: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Central & South America
Machu Picchu is one of the few surviving ruins of the Inca Empire. It is situated in tropical forests on the eastern side of the Andes Mountains. It stretches five miles across a ridge and sits on top of two earthquake fault lines. The Spanish invaded South America looking for gold. They killed the Inca people. They destroyed their cities, but they never found Machu Picchu. Discover more. RL: 6.7