Free eNovel About the Inkas (rare)
Experience a change within yourself as you read what a young Cañari girl had to overcome when trying to save herself from the Inkas.
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J.D. LANCTÔT PUTS BORING RESEARCH INTO FASCINATING NOVELS
A lifelong writer, J.D. Lanctôt is now bringing his talents to demonstrate Andean culture in all its mystery and beauty through stories. To view his upcoming works connect with him or view his “Today’s Writing” page.
The stories he writes are based on the most recent anthropologic research and the wisdom passed down through the generations. It troubles him that despite the interest in Machu Picchu, Cusco and other archeological sites that correct information was difficult to find.
Who Were the Inkas?
The Inkas were the rulers of the Inka Empire, which we believed they called Tahuantinsuyu (Pronounce: Tah-
Planning a Trip to Machu Picchu or Peru?
One of the biggest draws to what was Tahuantinsuyu is Machu Picchu and Cusco and for good reasons, millions of tourists a year couldn’t be wrong. If you go, be diligent in learning about the Inkas before you arrive because the museums are few, the signage is lacking and guides may not be reliable. There is abundant information on this website and in the books of J.D. Lanctôt to educate. All of the information is well researched and reliable. Safe travels and
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Machu Picchu and Cusco were only one of the many important locations in the Inca Empire. Most of these places have either changed names, been relocated, or ceased to exist. The Inca Realm consisted of 10 million people so the landscape was covered with settlements, tampus, huacas, administrative centers, and cities. You can get a sense of what Peru looked like using many early maps.
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Events That Led to Fall of Tahuantinsuyu, the Inka Empire
The Inka believed in a circular time model. They believed the world had been destroyed and created many times and that it would happen again. When the conquistadors arrived with their linear time model it is needless to say that the calendars did not match. I compared the texts of the conquistadors and the recorded events as told by the Incas. I created easy to read timelines incorporating this information.