Artificial Cranial Deformation
The culture of Machu Picchu was largely centered around traditional religious beliefs and practices, like that of head-binding.
(Video Text) When we think of our heads, we think of the way we look in the mirror today. But within the ruins of Machu Picchu archeologists have found skulls containing artificial cranial deformation. This is because the Incas head-boarded young children in order to exemplify social status and emulate the head-shape the gods were believed to possess. Moreover, it was believed to be aesthetically pleasing to have a elongated skull or occipital flattening.
Today, millions of people visit Machu Picchu, as it is considered one of the world's most famous man-made wonders. This previously concealed city now provides both architectural and religious intuitions into a civilization lost in time.
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