Lake #Titicaca, situated between Bolivia and Peru is right in the birth place of the ancient #Inca Empire.  The Inca civilisation revered Lake Titicaca, believing it was the place the Sun God ordered the first Inca to rise from its waters to form the beginnings of the Inca Empire, establishing its position as a sacred place for the Inca people.

Lake Titicaca

Colourful clothing of local descendants - Uros Reed Islands Lake Titicaca Take a ride across the beautiful lake Titicaca and learn about its significnt to the Inca as the birthplace of the people

At it's prime, the Inca Empire stretched from Colombia to central Chile and ruled more than 12 million people who spoke at least 20 languages. Amazing! Anyone out there speak more than five?

the Inca Empire stretched from Colombia to central Chile and ruled more than 12 million people who spoke at least 20 languages. I pinned this because it was a hot commodity to control this land wether it be for slave trade or raw materials.

This girl was a sacrifice, over 500 years ago, in the Inca Empire. These are the photos from the expedition that found her. Courtesy of National Geographic.

See photos of the exhibit of La Doncella the Inca child who sacrificed at the summit of the LLullaillaco mountain in Argentina more than 500 years back.

Photo of the “Llullaillaco Maiden”, a 15 year old girl sacrificed during the Inca Empire for both purposes of religious rite and social control. She was chosen a year prior to her death, fed a ritualistic diet for an approximate twelve months to make her gain weight, then was drugged and left on the shrine at Volcano Llullaillaco, where she was left to die of exposure. For five hundred years, her body had been preserved at 82 ft. She is considered to be the best preserved Andean mummy ever…

Photo of the “Llullaillaco Maiden”, a 15 year old girl sacrificed during the Inca Empire for both purposes of religious rite and social control. She was chosen a year prior to her death, fed a.

Would you go on the Inca Rope Bridge in Peru? Great pin (and gives me a small heart attack) by @Annette. #PinUpLive

World's Most Extreme Bridges - Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Inca Rope Bridge (Inca Empire, Peru) - I need to walk across this!

Princess Baths at Ollantaytambo, an Inca Empire town in Peru. Ollantaytambo is a town on the way to Machu Picchu. It has Inca Ruins such as this.

Princess Baths at Ollantaytambo, an Inca Empire town in Peru. Ollantaytambo is a town and archaeological site on the way to Machu Picchu. It has Inca Ruins such as this.

Machu Picchu, Inca Empire, Peru from - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/South_America/Peru/South/Cusco/Machu_Picchu/photo1293138.htm

Machu Picchu, Inca Empire, Peru Definitely on my top list of places to go!

The Incan Empire

The Incan Empire [627 x 1014]

A list of 20 absolutly beautiful things to do in Cusco, Peru. Once the capital of the Inca Empire, it is now a major tourist attraction in Peru.

20 things to do in Cusco, the Capital of the Incas

Cuzco, the Capital of the Empire of the Incas. Colonial city built over the foundations of the Inca palaces. What an incredible place!

Quipus are books from the ancient Inca empire in Peru. But these books are so special, they are not made on paper, or leather, or parchment, they are not even carved on stone. These books are made of colorful yarn strings attached to a main cord, and instead of letters or numbers, they used knots! Lets learn how they were done.

Quipus are books from the ancient Inca empire in Peru. But these books are so special, they are not made on paper, or leather, or parchment, they are not even - Art for kids

Inca Empire#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

Although the Inca Empire lasted less then 100 years, it is believed that between 9 and 13 million people were under Inca rule.

Inca Empire for Kids: Science and Technology

Inca Empire for Kids: Science and Technology

Zunal is a webquest maker (free) that allows you to create your own webquest and share it. You can embed videos and other materials, and you can have more than one person working to create the same one, so it's great for group projects as well.  There is a wide variety of already-created quests, or you can make your own.

Aztecs, Mayans, Incas – Oh My!!!

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