The name to Machu Picchu town was given by its discoverer, now also disappeared forever in the memory of the centuries. The city is located in 120 kilometers from the famous Cusco near the Urubamba River. It is believed that Machu Picchu Pachacuti (ruling in the 1438-1471 years) built. Originally, Machu Picchu served a secondary role, but after the capture of the Spanish Cusco has become the main and the last city of the Incas, where their civilization came to naught. The Spaniards have not been here, but all the same civilization began to fade. Preservation of other settlements, gradual overgrowing the city reduced its population. And so it went until the last resident died. Bingham found here a few dozen skeletons, most of which were women’s.
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