The Rise and Fall of the Incas
The Conquest of the Inca Empire
We will focus on the events which led to this sudden downfall of the Incas. Three individuals play a crucial role: the two half brothers Atahualpa and Huascar and the Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro.
Conquistadors – Peru
Capac cared for all the people of the empire, making sure there was surplus food so that everyone could be fed, and establishing the network of roads and storehouses so that famine or death in one part of the empire could be alleviated by surplus from another.
Descendants of the Incas
Inca weaving traditions and family ties. A culture of people living today near the city of Cuzco, Peru. It was the capital of the Inca empire and is close to Machu Picchu. A good site to learn about Inca traditional weaving.
Geometry Step by Step from the Land of the Incas
It provides an eclectic mix of sound, science, and Incan history intended to interest students in Euclidean geometry. The site includes geometry problems, proofs, quizzes, puzzles, quotations, scientific speculation, and more.
The History of Inca Civilization
The Inca Civilization lasted for three hundred years from the 13th to the 16th century. Getting a true picture of Inca history is difficult because the Incas had no written language and passed their history down orally from one generation to the next.
Inca Mummies: Secrets of a Lost World
Unwrap the mummies, layer by layer, and take a rare glimpse into the ancient Inca world. Watch a short documentary about the excavation at Puruchuco, a hidden Inca cemetery, and find out how the race to save hundreds of mummies was won.
Inca Myths, Culture, Pantheon
A lovely Flash multimedia presentation. Click on the right ray of the sun to procede. Takes a while to download, but worth the wait. Exercises follow the presentations.
This is one of the great treasures of the world, up there with The Great Wall, the Coliseum, Pompeii and like those places, nothing can prepare you for being there.