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Why is Machu Picchu one of the 7 Wonders of the World?

Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, why is Machu Picchu considered a wonder of the world?

Some people consider that Machu Picchu was one of the main religious sanctuaries for the Inca Culture. It's now considered as a Cultural Heritage of the world because it was an important political, religious and administrative center of the time.

Subsequently, question is, what is the Machu Picchu famous for? When the explorer Hiram Bingham III encountered Machu Picchu in 1911, he was looking for a different city, known as Vilcabamba. This was a hidden capital to which the Inca had escaped after the Spanish conquistadors arrived in 1532. Over time it became famous as the legendary Lost City of the Inca.

Accordingly, when was Machu Picchu made a wonder of the world?

July 7, 2007

What were the original 7 Wonders of the World?

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were:

  • the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt.
  • the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
  • the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Greece.
  • the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.
  • the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.
  • the Colossus of Rhodes.
  • the Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt.

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