Expansion led to new challenges for keeping the empire united.
Expansion led to the adoption of new technologies.
Expansion led to everyone using the same written language for government communication.
Expansion led to the use of new technologies like the compass and the construction crane.
They built new roads, counted everything, and appointed a new governor to run things.
They taxed the new tribe, forced them to adopt the worship of Inca gods, and sacrificed the tribal chief.
They made the conquered tribe take Inca names, took all first-born sons as slaves, and killed all who resisted the changes.
They forced all members of the tribe to learn Quechan, adopt the Inca way to dress, and sign a statement of loyalty to the Sapa Inca.
S’ang bridge and Hydrotalaiporia bridge
Segmented arch bridge and Enterprise bridge.
Expansion bridge and dental bridge.
Pontoon bridge and suspension bridge.
Quick transportation of the army to put down rebellions in distant parts of the empire.
Government communication between the capital and the distant provinces.
Quick and easy access to parts of the empire affected by natural disasters.
A way to move food from farms to storehouses.
All Inca could use the roads for trading goods.
Inca roads linked settlements to administrative centers.
One of the main purposes of the road system was communication.
To access the roads, all travelers had to pay a toll.
The biggest challenge was the diverse geography of the empire.
The biggest challenge was finding enough workers to build the roads.
The biggest challenge was building roads at 15,000 feet above sea level.
The biggest challenge was finding the money to pay for road construction.
The Inca used pontoon bridges to cross surface level waterways.
The Inca used pontoon bridges during periods of high winds.
The Inca used pontoon bridges when wheeled vehicles needed to cross.
The Inca used pontoon bridges because they could support heavier loads.
The Inca also used pulley baskets to cross ravines and waterways.
The Inca also used porters to carry them across ravines and waterways.
The Inca also used zip lines to cross ravines and waterways.
The Inca used balloons to float them across ravines and waterways.
They created a message delivery system using chasquis.
They created a messaging system using mirrors and the light of the sun.
Because governors in the Provinces had great authority, there was no need to communicate across great distances.
There was no need to communicate across great distances because all Inca laws were carved on the walls of each city.
A chasqui is the conch-shell horn blown by the Inca relay runners.
A chasqui is an Inca relay runner.
A chasqui is a cheap souvenir.
A chasqui was the distance between Inca relay runners.
A quipu is what Inca herders were always stepping in.
A quipu is a device used to keep Inca records.
A quipu is what the Inca used to read their calendar.
A quipu was the prayer said before Inca sacrifices.
They were so high in the Andes that no one ever attacked.
Inca cities were built like mazes to confuse an enemy once they got inside.
The Inca rolled massive stones off the top of their walls onto an attacking force.
They built stone fortresses near cities where the Inca people would run when attacked.
They built them out of stone from the surrounding mountains.
They angled the doorways, windows and roofs to mirror the shape of the mountains.
They always left something unfinished so buildings looked like they had just survived a mountain storm.
They painted landscapes murals on the walls of public buildings.
Despite the Inca civil war and the arrival of the Spanish, it was mostly complete.
It was shaped like the mountains around it.
It held the key to understanding Inca writing.
Archaeologists discovered it was actually two cities. Machu was built above ground and Picchu below ground.
Machu Picchu was used as a religious retreat.
Machu Picchu was used as a vacation home for the Sapa Inca.
No one is sure what Machu Picchu was used for.
Machu Picchu was the “home of the Inca gods.”