The day Machu Picchu was discovered – level 1


In 1450, the Incas build a town high in the Andes, in Peru. The town is 2400 meters above the sea. 750 people live there. 100 years later, the people go away from the town. The town is empty for many years.

In 1911, the American traveler Hiram Bingham visits Peru. A farmer tells him about an old town high in the mountains.

The next day, on July 24, 1911, the farmer takes Bingham high into the mountains.

At the end of a long journey, Bingham sees the old town. The town is Machu Picchu.

Difficult words: Incas (people who live in Peru 500 years ago), above (over), empty (not full) journey (a long way).

What do you think prompted the Incas to build a town so high in the Andes?


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