An introduction to the history of the inca empire

Only Ayar Manco and his four sisters remained. Although Tawantinsuyu was comprised of more than distinct ethnic groups among its 12 million inhabitants, a well-developed societal structure kept the empire running smoothly.

Upon ascending to the throne inTopa Inca Yupanqui pushed the southern border of the empire to the Maule River in modern-day Chile, and instituted a tribute system in which each province provided women to serve as temple maidens or brides for celebrated soldiers.

After Capac's death, his kin battled for the power and his son, Atahualpa eventually succeeded.

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The Incas are not all the people like we are used to understand if we talk about the Mayas or the Romans. The distinctive sloping trapezoid form and fine masonry of Inca buildings were, besides their obvious aesthetic value, also used as a recognisable symbol of Inca domination throughout the empire.

The Incas didn't have a handwriting as we know it now but there were some ways of transferring and recording information unique to any other civilization, a kind of writing they have engineered to maintain their administration and to transport all kind of messages.

An introduction to the history of the inca empire

It shouldn't be a surprise why the people of the Incas worshipped the Sun the Inti and saw the ruling class as a reflexion of the god of Creation, the Virracocha.

To support this empire, a system of roads stretched for almost 25, miles roughly 40, kmabout three times the diameter of the Earth.

For the administration the quipu was used to transfer all kind of valuable information. This allowed the Inca to indoctrinate them into the Inca nobility and, with luck, marry their daughters into families at various corners of the empire. Thus, many of the characteristics of the Inca Empire derived from earlier multi-ethnic and expansive Andean cultures.

Atahualpa dismissed the message and asked them to leave.

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The Inca Empire