What is the Inca Civilization?

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Overview:

Archaeologists in the Peruvian Andes recently discovered an Inca bath complex built half a millennium ago.

About Inca Civilization:

  • Inca Civilization flourished in ancient Peru between c. 1400 and 1533 CE.
  • It is the largest empire ever seen in the Americas and the largest in the world at that time.
  • Inca society was highly stratified.
  • The emperor ruled with the aid of an aristocratic bureaucracy.
  • Inca technology and architecture were highly developed.
  • Their economy was based on agriculture.
  • The Inca religion combined features of animism, fetishism, and the worship of nature gods.
  • The Inca language Quechua is still spoken by around eight million people in the world.
  • The descendants of the Inca are the present-day Quechua-speaking peasants of the Andes, who constitute around 45 percent of the population of Peru.

 


Q1) What is Machu Picchu?

It is a 15th-century Inca siteMachu Picchu is located 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Cuzco, Peru, in the Cordillera de Vilcabamba of the Andes Mountains.

Source: Peruvian archaeologists unearth 500-year-old Inca ceremonial bath