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The Inca City of Cusco: A Fascinating Look at the Most Important City in the Inca Empire

The Inca City of Cusco: A Fascinating Look at the Most Important City in the Inca Empire | The incas | Scoop.it
Cusco or Q’osqo as it was known during Inca times was the most powerful and important city in the entire Inca Empire. It was the birth place of the Incas and over time grew to become the governing ...

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Stacy Cramer's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:41 PM

A look at the intriguing Inca city of Cusco.

Jimmy Nguyen's curator insight, January 18, 2014 12:04 AM

this article really explains the history of the incan empire. even goes into legendary tales of how the civilization started.

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Why the Incas offered up child sacrifices - The Guardian

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Quechua: The Inca Language

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Quechua: the Inca Language

Hiram Bingham, the American explorer who found the ruins of Machu Picchu in 1911, wrote:

Some American archaeologists are prone to shorten the length of time during which the civilization of the Incas was developing. Because the Mayas of Central America used hieroglyphics and invented a calendar it is easy to grant them a couple of thousand years, while the Incas are limited to a few hundred. Technically they are right, if one chooses to restrict the use of the word Inca to the few centuries when the rulers were actually called Incas. But if one uses the term Inca to characterize that remarkable civilization discovered by the Spaniards in the sixteenth century, with its advanced agriculture, its magnificent engineering works and its success over centuries in producing from an exceedingly wild ancestor two such distinct domestic and pure-bred animals as the llama and alpaca, it becomes evident that the period covered by the growth of this ancient Peruvian civilization certainly must have lasted for several thousand years.

This theory is also confirmed by the many varieties of both potatoes and corn found in Inca land, and also by the fact that the guinea pigs (cuyes) which they domesticated and bred are as widely different in color and in coat as are the cats of the Mediterranean region which are known to be of extremely ancient lineage.


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Stacy Cramer's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:47 PM

The Inca people were amazing and advanced for their time!

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The Incas who sacrificed all for Judaism | The Jewish Chronicle

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The Incas who sacrificed all for Judaism. By Jonathan Gilbert, January 12, 2014. Follow The JC on Twitter. The Peruvian Andes — the original home of the B'nai Moshe (pictured, Machu Picchu). Peru's Jewish community ...

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