Scientists reveal the true ancestral name of the Machu Picchu sanctuary

Macchu Picchu it is one of the oldest sanctuaries that has managed to achieve significant popularity among the inhabitants and tourists from all over the world.

However, recent studies have revealed that over the years the real name of “Machu Picchu” has not been correctsince this ancient city it was known by its ancestral name of which no one was aware.

remembering, in AmericanPost.News We have shared with you that a study carried out last year revealed that Machu Picchu is much older.

The ancestral name of the Machu Picchu sanctuary

For more than 100 years, researchers have tried to interpret historical records from the shrine. Cusco is one of the places with the most extreme climates.

Macchu Picchu has become one of the most famous archaeological sites in the worldprior to the COVID-19 pandemic, this sanctuary received million tourists a year.

However, the true name by which the Incas referred to this sanctuary, was not “Machu Picchu”, but it was under his true ancestral name.

In 1911, the archaeologist Hiram Bingham first visited the ruins, which at that time they were very little known to the world and even among the same inhabitants of the area.

After 100 years of Bingham’s visit, the historian Donato Amado Gonzales of the Ministry of Culture of Peru, together with the archaeologist Brian S. Bauer of the University of Illinois Chicagothey were given the task of reviewing Hiram’s records.

With them, the researchers discovered that originally the Incas called this site as Huayna PicchuReferring to the rocky peak that is closest to the sanctuary and not Machu Picchu, which is the name of the highest mountain near the ancient city

What is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?

Cusco is one of the places with the most extreme climates.

If you plan to make an expedition to the ancient city of Machu Picchu, you must take into account the seasons of the year that can favor your tripthat’s why we share you in what times of the year to visit this wonderful place and in which ones not.

You must first know that unlike the four seasons that we normally know, Cusco is divided into dry season (April-September) and rainy (October-March).

According to the National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology of Peru, in Cusco very extreme climatestherefore going in the rainy season could represent a risk since you would have to face heavy drizzles.

Thus, the best months to visit Machu Picchu and that have less probability of rain are may, June and July.

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