University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Susan A. Niles

Looking for ‘Lost’ Inca Palaces

By: Susan A. Niles

The Incas, at the time of the Spanish Conquest in 1532, occupied the largest of the native Precolumbian states, with an empire that stretched from ColomĀ­bia to Chile. At the top of a complex hierarchy of administrators was the king, the ruling Inca, who was divine. The capital at Cuzco was the ceremonial and religious […]