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Discover the remarkable history of the Inca Empire...

In the space of less than one hundred years, the Inca people expanded from being a small kingdom in the highlands of Peru to becoming one of the largest and most powerful empires in the Americas. At the height of its power, the Inca Empire stretched for more than one thousand miles down the Andes Mountains and the west coast of South America. It incorporated more than two hundred distinct ethnic groups and somewhere around fourteen million people were ruled by a much smaller number of Incas.

Inca engineers designed and built an extensive and sophisticated system of roads and created buildings and walls from massive blocks of worked stone. Inca temples were opulent and featured the abundant use of gold, silver, and precious stones. Massive Inca armies won victory after victory as they steamrollered potential competitors. The Inca government controlled every aspect of the lives of its subjects, from the food that they ate to the clothes that they wore.

By around 1500 CE, the Inca Empire had reached its greatest extent and looked set to persist for a very long time indeed. Instead, within little more than 30 years, it had been reduced to a small rump state, and within 70 years, it had vanished entirely. This is the story of the rapid rise and sudden fall of the mighty Inca Empire.

Discover a plethora of topics such as:

  • Origin of the Incas
  • The Kingdom of Cuzco
  • The Rise of the Empire
  • Life in the Inca Empire
  • The Spanish Conquest
  • The Fall of the Inca Empire
  • And much more!

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