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Machu Picchu The World Heritage Site
vocabulary escarpment [ɪsˈkɑːpmənt] – утес, выступ sanctuary [ˈsæŋktjʊərɪ] – святилище legacy [ˈlegəsɪ] – наследие abandoned [əˈbændənd] – заброшенный virgin [ˈvɜːʤɪn] – дева worship [ˈwɜːʃɪp] – поклонение priestess [ˈpriːstɪs] – жрица
Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting.
The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is among the greatest artistic, architectural and land use achievements anywhere and the most significant legacy of the Inca civilization.
Recognized for outstanding cultural and natural values, World Heritage property covers 32,592 hectares of mountain slopes, peaks and valleys surrounding its heart, the spectacular monument of “La Ciudadela” (the Citadel).
Machu Picchu - the city of solar virgins. Perhaps, Machu Picchu was a centre of the worship of the sun.
To deserve the favor of the Sun God Inti, Incas brought him as a gift leaves of the Coca Bush, Guinea pigs and lamas.
questions What is Machu Picchu? Why was the town abandoned? What role did this city play historically?
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