Machu Picchu is renowned as the lost city of the Inca’s. It’s visited by thousands of history buffs, new wave healers, curious tourists, and pilgrims each year. Some venture to honor the sacred temple; others are fascinated by the historical significance, while many make the trek in hopes of benefiting from the powerful energy rumored to spring forth from the ruins.
Regardless of what archeology has told us, there are many interesting and lesser know facts about Machu Picchu that you might not know…
1. Machu Picchu is not a lost Incan city
We know that explorer Hiram Bingham III discovered Machu Picchu in 1911, but what we didn’t know was that Bingham discovered this site while searching for Vilcabamba, the hidden capital that the Inca fled to in order to escape Spanish conquistadors in 1532.