PERU: THE INCA EMPIRE GROWS, GROWS AND GROWS

Pachacútec had his first son with his sister and appointed him heir to the throne. Later he had a son more, Túpac Inca Yupanqui, and then Pachacútec changed his mind and appointed him heir to the throne. In 1463, Túpac Inca Yupanqui was hailed as Pachacútecs comrade- in-arms – ie. his son waged war while…

PERU: COMMON PEOPLES FAITH

Most people in the Inca Empire did not worship the religion you get impression of in Coricancha. The gods there were predominantly reserved for the powerful and were explained to foreign chiefs when they had to be convinced of the excellence of Tawantinsuyu. It was thus rulers and captive, former rulers who where conveyed the…

PERU: MACHU PICCHU ABANDONED AND FOUND

Machu Picchu was abandoned, possibly less than a hundred years after the city was built. Not because it was attacked by enemies or hit by a devastating natural phenomenon. Archaeologists have found bones of about two hundred workers, potsherds, few jewelry among others a gold bracelet and the ruins themselves, so Machu Picchu has apparently…

PERU: PACHACÚTECS CORONATION

Pachacútec left his father for returning to the victory parade in Cusco, and he was accompanied by his illegitimate brother Inca Urco. On the way a quarrel emerged in the backs between Inca Urcos and Pachacútecs warriors. Some argued that it was an ambush and that there was a fighting, but Pachacútec ignored the tumult….