The Seven Lost Cities Of The World

The Seven Lost Cities Of The World: Machu Picchu, Peru

Lost Cities Of The World Machu Picchu Peru

Located on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley, Machu Picchu was the ‘Lost City of the Incas’, inhabited in the 15th and 16th century. Archaeologists believe that the mountain estate was built for the Inca emperor, Pachacuti, but was abandoned because of the Spanish Conquest.

The inhabitants were also believed to have been wiped out by smallpox introduced by Spanish conquistadors, leading to Machu Picchu becoming one of the lost cities of the world. The actual ruins were discovered centuries later, in 1911, by American historian, Hiram Bingham.

Lost Cities Machu Piccho Picture

Machu Picchu

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. A graduate student in New York, Savannah enjoys all things musical and political.
Like All That Is Interesting Get The Most Fascinating Content On The Web In Your Facebook Feed