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Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.73

     challenging words:    mountainside, rediscovered, city, granite, plaza, temples, separate, exactly, bronze, mortar, clues, steep, above, lived, heavy, large
     content words:    Machu Picchu

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     Spanish: Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu
By Sharon Fabian

1     Machu Picchu was an Inca city in Peru. It was built by the Inca leader, Pachakuteq. In the 1400s, he conquered the lands around the mountain called Machu Picchu. Then he built his city on the side of the mountain. The city was called Machu Picchu, too.
2     The city was built right into the mountainside. It had a main part where most of the buildings were. Around that it had fields.
3     The fields are unusual. They are on a steep mountainside, but the fields are flat. The Incas terraced the mountainside. They built their fields like big stair steps going up the side of the mountain. Stone walls separate the fields. The Incas grew maize and other crops in their fields.

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