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6 extraordinary facts about the Incas

Culture Story: 6 extraordinary facts about the Incas

This huge and powerful empire flourished in South America over the course of three centuries. While the most famous site associated with the Incas is Machu Picchu, there are many little-known facts about these incredible civilization you need to know.


Where were the Incas located?

Basic facts about the Incas:

  • in the 1200s, they started as a small tribe;
  • during the 15th century, they built a large empire with well-running social order;
  • the Incas were talented engineers whose inventions were ahead of time;
  • Machu Picchu was a citadel built for one of the Inca emperors;
  • in the 1530s, the empire started to fall apart because of the Spanish conquest.


Which of these facts surprised you the most? Were you familiar with any of these before? Tell us in the comments!


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30 Comments
Chriss Crockford
Very interesting thank you
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Mar 29, 2020 11:03AM
Oscar BaAye
I wonder at what age do they give their children 'Intelligence Tests' in order to vet them into suitable education or vocational training? Mid-teens I hope so they can enjoy the joys of childhood.
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Mar 28, 2020 2:59PM
Chip Combs
Hey Jaminator - the Incas conquered their neighbors, suffered a civil war, and practiced human sacrifice. They wd have laughed at your one world notions. Trump wouldn't have trusted them & he wd have been right. Your ignorance is overwhelming!
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Mar 28, 2020 9:19AM
tbear
So very interesting! 😊👍
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Mar 27, 2020 5:18PM
tbear
Jaminator, BBQ! I'm with you!😊👍
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Mar 27, 2020 5:17PM
Peter Robertson
Jaminator, Orange nincompoop or Alzheimers sufferer-you got the choice in November
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Mar 27, 2020 5:15PM
Jaminator
Proof that all lives matter! We, as one human race, can do wonderful things! But, no, our leaders (in this case, the orange nincompoop) Tell us we are to distrust others and start wars with people that we could build a friendship. Wouldn't it be better to get all the people together as one race? Rainbows have all colors and are as beautiful as one. I would rather go to a BBQ and meet new friends than to go to war and kill what could be a friend. War/ BBQ. Which one is more fun?
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Mar 27, 2020 5:12PM
Angel Quinones Cuadrado
Madi Marven, the trumper knew. 🤣
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Mar 27, 2020 4:38PM
Maqsood Baluch
INTERESTING INFORMATION, THANKS.
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Mar 27, 2020 1:39PM
Diane Shaw
Excellent information!!
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Mar 27, 2020 11:28AM
Madi Marven
Wow,how interesting,who knew??
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Mar 27, 2020 8:05AM
Joe Ferguson
An excellent review.
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Mar 27, 2020 6:04AM
Donna Peck
#2 and #6 The entire article was very interesting..
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Mar 27, 2020 1:47AM
Renato Pelejo
Amazing natural knowledge of the Incas.
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Mar 27, 2020 12:23AM
Fran Ortega
Very, very interesting!
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Mar 26, 2020 10:26PM

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