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Why is Peru Called Peru?

In the early 1500s, as the Old World staked its claim upon the New, a new word arrived to describe the rich lands of the Inca Empire As the Incas struggled and ultimately failed to maintain what they knew as the Tawantinsuyu, the...

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Why Was Machu Picchu Built?

Machu Picchu is often characterized as an Inca fortress or Inca citadel This, however, does not really touch upon the exact purpose of Machu Picchu; it does not answer the fundamental question: “Why was Machu Picchu built” If...