The Inca Empire (Quechua: Tawantinsuyu, lit. “The Four Regions”), also known as the Incan Empire and the Inka Empire, was the largest empire in pre-Columbian America, and possibly the largest empire in the world in the early 16th century. Map for chapter on the Americas during the Middle Ages. The Inca Empire (called Tawantinsuyu in modern spelling, Aymara and Quechua, or Tahuantinsuyu in old spelling Quechua), was an empire located in South America from 1438 C.E. to 1533 C.E. Over that period, the Inca used conquest and peaceful assimilation to incorporate in their empire a large portion Inca Rulers. Location: Rediscover Machu Picchu > The Inca Civilization > Inca Rulers The Inca History’s Periods . The history of the Inca Empire can be split into 3 periods: the Kingdom of Cuzco (1200 – 1400 or 1438), the Tahuantinsuyo/Greater Inca Empire (1438 – 1525 or 1533), the Vilcabamba Empire (1525 – 1533 and 1571 – 1572). Along the Inca Road: A Woman’s Journey into an Ancient Empire (Adventure Press) [Karin Muller] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A woman’s journey along the ancient Inca Road follows the high-altitude spine of an empire across the Andes from Ecuador to Brazil Inti, Ancestor of Kings . Inti has also been claimed by the rulers of the Inca Empire to be their direct ancestor. The founder of the Inca Empire, Manco Cápac was held to be the son of Inti. .
On the 26th of July 1533, the last ruler of the Inca Empire, Atahualpa, was executed by the Spanish with a garrotte (a device used to strangle someone). Inca Food – The role that food played in the Inca Empire was far more important than as just a source of nourishment. In what way? Little- Inca Culture. Inca Culture survives in Peru to this day, with the Quechua Language still spoken by descendants, and through Inca ruins and artifacts. The Achievements and Challenges of Peru The Odyssey is extremely grateful to the teachers at Bay Breeze Educational Resources for contributing these lessons for your use! ! Special thanks go to Maureen Carroll and Laurel Bla .