The ancient ruined city, Part 4

3 October, 2013


Мачу-Пикчу, Peru

Machu Picchu in Peru. Photo: Kate Schneider

This place is at the top of many travelers ' lists. An impressive "the lost city" Machu Picchu in Cusco was found in 1911 year and is one of the most famous settlements, created by the Empire of the Incas.

In the 15th century the Incas accomplished a remarkable construction feat – on a flat top 2430 meter-high mountains were placed 140 Buildings, including temples and houses. The city was divided into areas for the royal family and for the lower classes.

Stunning architecture – this is the most mysterious part of Machu Picchu. How they could manage a vast empire in an isolated area of Peru without creating any markets is a pretty puzzling fact, and is in stark contrast to most other old cities, where market areas were key. Why didn't they have a typical economy for the rest of the world?, and how they prospered without it?



Кахокия, United States


Considered, that of 10000 before 40000 Cahokia people called their home for hundreds of years.

Excavation and wooden structures were surrounded by a huge pyramids, considered, that civilization here was at its height between 600-1400 years BC.

Residents of Cahokia built huge markets, and engaged in agricultural work difficult. More 120 mounds were built here. Scientists still have not been able to find out, why the city was abandoned in the 1200s years, possible depletion of resources and sickness, played a fatal role.

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