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A Short History of The Inca Empire

Summary: The Inca Empire in modern-day Peru lasted from 1450-1530 until in was destroyed by the invading Spanish colonialists.
The Inca Empire lasted from 1450 - 1530, when it was destroyed by the Spanish.

The Inca had a governmental system that was based on a hierarchy. from the King who was considered a son of god, to the peasants.

The Inca empire stretched across modern day Argentina, Peru and Chile. threw out the empire, there were 3 distinct geographical features: The Andes mountains, The Atacama desert, and the Amazon rainforest.

The Inca were polytheistic and they practiced ancestral worship. Some of their gods were: moon, thunder, rain, mountain... all nature related gods. they even considered stones (hunacas) objects of worship. sometimes, the most beautiful 10-year-old girls were selected to be sacrificed to the gods and buried atop Andean mountain peaks. in less dramatic ceremonies, guinea-pigs or llamas were sacrificed.

Because of common drought, the Inca developed a canal system, as well as stepped terraces for farming. varieties of corn, potato...

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