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Top five facts about the Inca Trail

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If you’re preparing for an Inca Trail tour, you’ll no doubt be excited by the prospect of visiting the famous Machu Picchu, seeing some other Inca ruins as you hike and enjoying the stunning Andean scenery. Machu Picchudachalan  There are, however, some lesser-known facts about t... ( #travel source http://www.tripsmagazine.com/top-five-facts-about-the-inca-trail/)


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Inca Society - How Incas rule, Inca architecture, marriage, childhood

Inca Society - How Incas rule, Inca architecture, marriage, childhood | Incas | Scoop.it
Here I discussed Inca Society. The powerful social structure of Inca led to the buildup of this mighty nation, Incan administration, education, marriage ,all here discussed...

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Geography-Stanley/Magorka's curator insight, March 12, 2014 11:46 AM

This article is an example of Social aspects of South America. The scholarly article focuses on the social classes and roles of a primary ancient group of South Americans, the Incas

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World Mysteries - Ancient Walls: Machu Picchu, Peru - by Richard Nisbet

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World Mysteries - Ancient Walls: Machu Picchu, Peru - by Richard Nisbet...

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Pre-Inca Civilizations on the North Coast of Peru | Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel

Pre-Inca Civilizations on the North Coast of Peru | Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel | Incas | Scoop.it
Peru may be synonymous with the word Inca, but culturally rich pre-Inca civilizations existed here for thousands of years prior to the arrival of the Incas.

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Machu Picchu: Diverse Perspectives

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For most people, this view is the one most associated with Machu Picchu, the broad mountainous prominence dotted with ancient buildings, sharp peaks towering above them.  It is little wonder this place is the most instantly recognizable icon of Inca civilization for so many. Yet a closer look gives a greater insight in to how it must have felt to live there, its thick stone walls echoing to the sounds of everyday life. Take a look at Machu Picchu from different perspectives.


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Wealth without money: The greatest mystery of the Inca Empire was its strange economy

Wealth without money: The greatest mystery of the Inca Empire was its strange economy | Incas | Scoop.it
In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the Inca Empire was the largest South America had ever known. Rich in foodstuffs, textiles, gold, and coca, the Inca were masters of city building but nevertheless had no money.

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, August 26, 2013 6:01 PM

Not advocating to build such a society, just saying it is interesting that the Inca achieved great feats of civilization ... and all without the use of money. 

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The greatest mystery of the Inca Empire was its strange economy

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In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the Inca Empire was the largest South America had ever known.

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The Inca Road System

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The Inca Road System
One of the most remarkable examples of Inca engineering was their elaborate network of roads, parts of which survive today. Log, stone, pontoon, and suspension bridges were bu...

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Ooh roads.

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