A Geologist Uncovered A Secret About Machu Picchu That Solves One Of Its Greatest Mysteries

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High in Peru’s Andes Mountains, fog shrouds the temples and palaces of an ancient city. Steeped in myth and enigma, the citadel of Machu Picchu was once the pride of the Inca civilization. And for many years, researchers have pondered over the outpost’s inaccessible location and why it was built exactly where it stands. Now, however, one man has made a discovery that explains one of the most enduring mysteries of the iconic site.

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Set at almost 8,000 feet above sea level, Machu Picchu remained hidden for centuries before being rediscovered by the Western world. And even though it’s now a major tourist attraction, there is much about the grand city that we still don’t understand. All the while, though, experts have been attempting to unearth Machu Picchu’s secrets – and they’ve had some very surprising results.

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