Hypothesis Hypothesis: Machu Picchu was never discovered by the Spanish conquistadors because of its strategic geographic location and its advanced architectural style.

This hypothesis clearly gives an answer to our research question by detailing specific aspects that prevented the conquistadors from finding Machu Picchu. The geographical aspects that kept the city intact and unbothered by the Spanish were its unconventional location, in the mountains, surrounded by miles of rural area and vegetation and far away from other known cities like Cusco. This hidden location and the way Machu Picchu was built prevented the Spanish from finding the city. As a result of their proficiency building with stone, we predict the Incas were able to construct huge walls and access points that were hard to find or climb.

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