In what modern-day country is Machu Picchu located?
In what mountain range is Machu Picchu located?
About how many feet above sea level is Machu Picchu located? (Hint: It is almost twice as high up as Denver, Colorado, in the U.S.)
In addition to its terraces and sophisticated water drainage system, what architectural feature is Machu Picchu widely known for?
Approximately how large is urban (upper town) Machu Picchu? (Hint: There are approximately 200 residences in the village.)
What civilization is thought to have built Machu Picchu?
When the Spaniards invaded South America in the 16th century, they conquered all the other villages in this empire. Why was Machu Picchu left alone?
Why was Machu Picchu abandoned?
The remains of Machu Picchu were discovered in what year? (Hint: The U.S. president at the time was William Howard Taft; Teddy Roosevelt would run for the presidency as the "Bull Moose" candidate the following year.)
What was the name of the archeologist who discovered the remains of Machu Picchu in the 20th century? (Two hints: He did NOT discover either King Tut's tomb or the ancient city of Troy.)
Mysterious Machu Picchu