The Inca magnificent city
by Jamie Farrell
Cradled in between Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains, the city of Machu Picchu is well sheltered between the majestic mountains and offers a fabulous, and strategic view of everything around it. It’s location and lush quality has been renowned for fertile soils for farming and fresh springs to supply any community that settled.
They practiced terrace farming which not only afforded them an advantage agriculturally (preventing erosion and as a buffer against landslides), but also militarily, especially since the slopes were made steeper and less accessible because of the terraces. The city was accessible, however, through two major routes via the Inca rope bridge and the Sun Gate. These were entrances that were defended well by the Incan residents of the past.
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