The Inca Empire
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Incas performed human sacrifice, Human sacrifice- is the act of killing one or more human beings, usually as an offering, as part of a religious ritual.
Did you know that the skulls of defeated chiefs were used for drinking in? The best known victim of this practice is Atahualpa, who had his brothers skull transformed into a drinking jar
Incas stretched their earlobes so much, they hung down to their shoulders Interestingly, the Spanish name for the Incas at the time was Orejones, which means “big ears”.
Road and Communication systems
The Inca Empire was the most extensive and advanced transportation system in pre-Columbian South America. It was more than 20,000 miles long. The construction of the roads required a large amount of time and effort and it is still in good condition after over 400 years of use.
Cultural and Religious practices
Polytheistic religions were practiced by its different people
The Inca Empire or Inka Empire was the largest empire in Pre-Columbian America.