Mysteries of Machu Picchu
From the Series Ancient Mysteries (Alternator Books ® )
In 1911 an American explorer came across an ancient city hidden high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Since then, explorers, archaeologists, and tourists have been fascinated by this beautiful and mysterious city known as Machu Picchu. The city appears to have been carefully constructed—every stone is perfectly cut and placed. The Inca people built Machu Picchu at the height of their empire, but no one knows for sure how or why they created it. Read all about the myths and theories surrounding Machu Picchu and its history, as well as the science archaeologists are using to understand this ancient city.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Alternator Books ®|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||8.4|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||V|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Maps, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource|
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“These attractive titles focus on archaeological efforts to answer enduring questions about some of the ancient world’s most famous sites.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Author: Elizabeth Weitzman
Elizabeth Weitzman is a longtime journalist and the author of more than 30 nonfiction books for children and young adults. She and her family live in Brooklyn, New York.
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Ancient Mysteries (Alternator Books ® )
Uncover the mysteries of some of the most intriguing places on the planet. What was Stonehenge used for? Are the Egyptian pyramids really cursed? While answers to some questions have been lost to history, discover what scientists have learned about some of the most fascinating ancient sites. View available downloads →