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The Three Pacha Realms of Inca Mythology

In Inca mythology, the cosmos was divided into three realms or pachas: Hanan Pacha, Kay Pacha and Uku Pacha These realms shared a similar structure to Catholic notions of earth, heaven, hell, helping Spanish missionaries...

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The Top Machu Picchu Alternatives: Skip the Crowds and Visit One of These Unique Sites

2018 Updated Information: Here are the top Machu Picchu alternatives which you can visit to skip large crowds and still get the same amazing experience In recent years, many Machu Picchu alternatives have been discovered and...

The World at the Height of the Inca Empire

As a tribal civilization, the Incas had been around since the early 13th century, if not earlier But as a strong, expansionist empire, the Tawantinsuyu, as it was called, existed for less than 100 years, from approximately 1438...

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Three Essential Peru Archaeology Tours

A guest post by Kaitlin McMichael Peru is well known as the heartland of the Incas, the greatest pre-Columbian civilization in South America But it is also the bedrock of ancient civilizations pre-dating the Incas by millennia...

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Weapons and Armor of the Spanish Conquistadors

Superior weapons technology was by no means the only deciding factor in the Spanish conquest of the New World Strategy, tactics, disease, local infighting (the Inca civil war, for example) and even the written word helped the...