The Inca Empire

A historical explanation from a Peruvian guide

Before its discover by Europeans, the Inca empire was the largest and most advanced empire on the American continent. The Incas were a Peruvian highland tribe originally. They spoke the Quechua language. The empire extended from norther Ecuador to central Chile and from the Andes to the coast. Based on intensive terracing of mountain slopes and irrigation, the Incas developed an economy.
The Incas not only achieved remarkable skills in metal refining, weaving, architecture, pottery, and other arts, they developed a road network, urban centers, and a well organized administration. The Inca empire was brought to an end by Pizarro and the Spanish Conquest in 1532.
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