Andes Mountains, Amazon Jungle, Coastal Desert
Ravines, gorges, and flatlands
Land, sky, and water
Bridges, roads, and walls
Children of the Sun
The Mountain Folk
Children of the Corn
In the Andes.
In their mind’s eye.
They created terrace farming.
They invented the vertical plow.
They trained llamas to do the work.
They only planted crops that grew underground.
The empire follows the path of the sun in South America.
Important rivers ran north and south.
Natural barriers limited their growth east and west.
There were already tribes living east and west of the Inca.
Cuzco means "the center of the universe."
Cuzco means "I approve" in the Inca language.
Cuzco means "You are Here" on Inca maps.
Cuzco is shorthand for Cuzins Construction, the emperor's favorite Inca builders.
A golden staff.
A golden compass.
A golden chalice.
A golden bear.
The last of the great empires in the Americas.
The largest of the empires in the Americas.
The land of milk and honey.
The place where trouble melts like lemon drops.