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Compare and contrast Aztecs and Incas
Compare and contrast Aztecs and Incas
Comparing the perspectives, issues and concerns of Aztec of Inca peoples and their contact with Europe. Introduction The Incans and Aztecs were the two most powerful civilizations in pre-colonial Mesoamerica. Like the Europeans who would come after them, the Incans and Aztecs were a warlike people, who…
Aztec, and Inca Civilizations
Aztec, and Inca Civilizations
The Aztec civilization developed in Mesoamerica beginning in the 1200s. They created a 365-day agricultural calendar and used a sacred calendar as well. They created a writing system that was based on symbols and glyphs. There are Aztec books that remain and that share the rich depictions of Aztec legends…
Inca pyramids
Inca pyramids
Enjoy a bike tour and have fun in a city full of wonders. Cycle around 2 Pre-Inca pyramids in the middle of Miraflores and San Isidro neighborhoods. Visit El Olivar, a field composed of olives and explore La Costa Verde, of the bohemian Barranco. Stop for a traditional empanada and lemonade in a restaurant…
Compare and contrast Mayans and Aztecs
Compare and contrast Mayans and Aztecs
Aztecs vs Mayans Aztecs and Mayans are both ancient American civilizations that the conquering Spaniards encountered when they set foot on that continent. There were some important differences between the two. Firstly the Aztecs were huge believers of human sacrifice and were at it all the time. The…
Inca History for Kids
Inca History for Kids
Until the 1400s AD, the Pacific coast of South America was made up of a lot of small independent kingdoms. These kingdoms often raided each other, but then they went home again and made peace. This was like the city-states of ancient Greece, or the Etruscan period in Italy. Then one of those kingdoms…
Temple Maya
Temple Maya
Located in northern Belize, Lamanai was once a considerably sized Maya city. The ancient ruins are not completely uncovered yet. Archaeological work has concentrated on the investigation and restoration of the larger structures such as the High Temple, a 33 meter tall temple. Since it was still occupied…
Incas History
Incas History
INCAS, an American Indian people of Peru who in the two centuries before the Spanish discovery of America conquered an area stretching from the southern border of present-day Colombia to central Chile. Centering on the city of Cusco (Cuzco) in the Peruvian Andes, the Inca domain included the coastal…
Incas region
Incas region
Villagers in Cuzco, Peru, dressed in colorful shawls, or chompas, mingle with city-folk and tourists during a festival.. Credit: Jesse Lewis The Inca Empire was a vast empire that flourished in the Andean region of South America from the early 15th century A.D. up until its conquest by the Spanish in…
Inca civilization Art
Inca civilization Art
The art of the Inca civilization of Peru (c. 1425-1532 CE) produced some of the finest works ever crafted in the ancient Americas. Inca art is best seen in highly polished metalwork, ceramics, and, above all, textiles, with the last being considered the most prestigious by the Incas themselves. Designs…
Where was Inca located?
Where was Inca located?
If people were to ask anyone who works on uncovering history (such as historians or anthropologists for example) which ancient empire was the greatest, most of them will probably say it is the Roman Empire. Initiating in 27 BC and lasting up to around 285 to 395 AD, the Roman Empire dominated most of…
Incas location
Incas location
Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located on a ridge between the Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains in Peru. It sits 7, 970 feet (2, 430 meters) above sea level on the eastern slope of the Andes and overlooks the Urubamba River hundreds of feet below. The site’s excellent preservation, the…
Aztecs Incas Mayans
Aztecs Incas Mayans
The Aztecs, Mayans and Incas are often confused in the minds of those who have not studied their history. The Aztec and Maya were Mesoamerican civilizations, living in Mexico and Central America, while the Incas lived in South America. The religious beliefs and practices of the Mayans and Aztecs were…
Mesoamerica maps
Mesoamerica maps
Today’s guest post was written by Katje Lattik , Archaeological Research Intern in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, who works with the Pre-Columbian objects in the Jay I. Kislak Collection of the Archaeology and History of the Early Americas. Katje was a 2015 Library of Congress…
Ancient Inca Geography
Ancient Inca Geography
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Inca civilization for Kids
Inca civilization for Kids
The Inca empire started as a small tribe who lived in the village of Cuzco, high in the Andes Mountains of South America. One day, another tribe tried to conquer them. Thanks to Pachacuti, the king s son, the Incas won! That was the beginning of the Inca empire. Over the next 100 years, the Inca conquered…
History of Yucatan
History of Yucatan
The Yucatán Peninsula has captivated travelers since the early Spanish explorations. Explorers and conquistadores met with more resistance there than in almost any other part of the New World, and this rebellious spirit continued for centuries… Fransisco de Montejo’s military incursion of Yucatán took…
Maya Art and architecture
Maya Art and architecture
Mayan Art and Architecture As unique and spectacular as any Greek or Roman architecture, Maya architecture spans many thousands of years; yet, often the most dramatic and easily recognizable as Maya are the fantastic stepped pyramids from the Terminal Pre-classic period and beyond. Being based on the…
Aztec and Inca empires
Aztec and Inca empires
Well first of all, both the Inca and the Aztec performed human sacrifices to the gods. However, sacrifices were done by the thousands in the Aztec Empire. In the Inca World, it was more like when disaster struck or something unexpected had happened would a ceremonial sacrifice take place high in the…
Map of Incas
Map of Incas
Essentially the Inca Trail is a mountainous jungle hike leading to the sacred Inca city of Machu Picchu. The 45km trek is usually covered in 4 days, arriving at Machu Picchu at daybreak on the final day before returning to Cusco by train in the afternoon. The trek is rated moderate and any reasonably…
Inca Tribe culture
Inca Tribe culture
The Inca empire developed between 1400 and 1500 AD in an area which is now Peru. Before the 15th century the Andean region was populated by many different tribes of people. Under the military leadership of Pachacuti and his son Topa Inca, who were Inca emperors between 1438 and 1493, the Inca state expanded…
Facts about the Inca civilization
Facts about the Inca civilization
A visit to Peru can’t be had without encountering at least some form of the Incan Empire. As one of the great civilizations of the New World, the colonial era of conquering still leaves a bad taste in local mouths. There are some important facts about this expansive culture that are important to remember…