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The World at the Height of the Incas

Posted in History - Inca by Tony Dunnell on September 21, 2009
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South America, Home of the Inca Empire (Nasa, Public Domain Image)

South America, Home of the Inca Empire (Nasa, Public Domain Image)

The Inca Empire was at its height in the early 1500s. But what was happening in the rest of the world?

By looking at major events across the globe circa 1500 a greater understanding of  Inca society,  technology and development can be gained. What was happening in Europe, Asia and Africa? Which major powers were trading with others? Indeed, which seafaring civilizations had even come into contact with each other?

Have a look at a snapshot of the world during the height of the Inca Empire in the article The Incas & World History Circa 1500 at Suite101.


Who Discovered Machu Picchu?

Posted in History - Modern,Travel by Tony Dunnell on September 18, 2009
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Well, the easy answer is Hiram Bingham. Bingham (imagine a slightly more academic, note quite as dynamic Indiana Jones) discovered Machu Picchu in 1911. However, was the Lost City of the Incas ever actually lost? And did Hiram Bingham actually discover it first?

Without taking anything away from Hiram Bingham, the ‘discovery’ of Machu Picchu is a matter of some debate.

Take a look at The Hiram Bingham Machu Picchu Debate to find out more….