Today we have Peru’s Machu Picchu coloring pages. This Inca city discovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham is full of interesting facts. These coloring pages will have your child wanting to visit Machu Picchu mountain in the cloud forest of Peru, South America. These pages are great for use at home or in a classroom.
The Machu Picchu citadel, the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti, is one of many Inca sites built by the Inca people. He is also credited with the use of irrigation canals, making roads and different routes for a trade hub. Machu Picchu today is still one of the least understood archaeological sites.
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We loaded these coloring sheets with lots of great Machu Picchu facts waiting for you to download, print, and color. Teachers can even use them as a fun learning tool for a history lesson. Click the green button to download our Machu Picchu coloring pages now:
Machu Picchu facts FOR KIDS
- Machu Picchu, also known as the lost city of the Incas, is an ancient Inca citadel and archaelogical site from the 15th century set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru.
- Machu Picchu was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983. It is one of the few significant pre-Columbian ruins found nearly intact.
- It is considered one of the New 7 wonders of the world.
- Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui credited with founding the site of Machu Picchu.
- The famous Inca trail to Machu Picchu is described as the world’s most extraordinary hike and takes four to five days of walking, where you can see the mountains, jungles, and end up in the spectacular Machu Picchu.
- The Incan empire was the largest in pre-Columbian America and extended along the Pacific coast and the Andes mountain range.
- The Temple of the Sun was a sacred religious site used to make sacrifices and hold religious ceremonies, while the Temple of the Moon was used for burials, as a ceremonial bathing complex, or as an astronomical observatory.
- In Quechua, the local language, Machu means “old” or “old person,” while Picchu means “pyramid.” The name of the site is interpreted as “old mountain.”
- Machu Picchu can be visited all year round with or without a tour guide, but the best time is from April to October to avoid the rainy season.
- The Inca empire had no written language, so there were no written records of the site while it was in use.
- During the summer solstice, at dawn, the lights rise through one of the Temple of the Sun windows and illuminate the ceremonial stone within.
- The Inca civilization used quipu as their primary communication system. Quipu could communicate a message based on a string’s fiber, color, and spin.
This pdf file includes two coloring sheets loaded with Machu Picchu facts that you don’t want to miss. Print as many sets as needed and give them to friends or family!
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This coloring page is sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.
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