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Today: Macchu Picchu and the Incas

April 27, 2017

Today we read about builders in the skies.  The Incas live in South America.  They live in the Andes Mountains located on the west coast of South America.  The Andes is the highest and longest mountain range.  It has a very high altitude.  The Incas were great builders, road builders and rope bridge builders.  They built thousands of miles of roads.  The had people called runners or messengers that would run along the roads carrying packages, things to trade, and communications between villages.  They had their own recording system and they used a quipus which was a rope with beads on it to keep records.  They built huge fortresses in the mountains and they made little cities within them called pucaras.  When the Spanish Conquistadors came they took over and destroyed the much of the Inca civilazation except the Macchu Picchu which they were never able to find.

Machu Picchu, a Photo Gallery by James Q. Jacobs

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