In less than a century, the Incas developed and knitted together a vast empire peopled around twenty million Indians. They established an imperial religion in some harmony with those of their subject tribes; erected monolithic fortresses, salubrious palaces and temples; and, astonishingly, evolved a viable economy, strong enough to maintain a top-heavy elite in almost godlike grandeur.
To understand these achievements and get some idea of what they must have meant in Peru five or six hundred years ago, you really have to see for yourself their surviving heritage: the stones of Inca ruins, museums, archeology, temples(Koricancha or Santo Domingo Temple). We recommend you visit some of the most important museums and Inca ruins of Peru or if you don't have free time, you can search in webcamsmania all these places and see the legacy of the Inca culture.
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Religion in Peru
Supposedly the Inca religion was easily capable of incorporating the religious features of most subjugated regions. The setting for beliefs, oracles and idols, more or less throughout the entire empire. The main religious novelty introduced with Inca domination was their demand to be recognized as direct descendants of the creator-god Viracocha . A claim to divine ancestry was, to the Incas, a valid excuse for cultural and military expansion. There was no need to destroy the oracles and huacas of subjugated peoples; on the contrary, certain sacred sites were recognized as intrinsically holy.
Inca society At the time Inca, the Inca developed a hierarchical structure . At the highest level it was governed by the Sapa Inca , son of the sun and direct descendant of the god Wiracocha. Under him were the priest, nobles the royal allyu or kin-group which filled most of the important administrative and religious posts and, working for them, regional allyu chiefs, curacas or orejones, responsible for controlling tribute from the peasant base. One third of the land belonged to the emperor and the state, others to the high priests, gods, and the sun, the last was for the allyu themselves.
Arts and Crafts The art old Inca is characterized by its simple style and the high level of technical elaboration with simple means.
More than a set of innovating forms, their artistic manifestations supposed a continuity with the previous traditions, being elaborated the textiles, orfebrería, the stone work and the ceramics. From a modest local experience, the Incas developed a simple art to which they were incorporating the techniques and the ability of the conquered towns.
Agriculture, Economy and building To the being the Andes a society predominantly agriculturist, the Incas knew to take advantage of to the maximum the ground, winning the adversities that offered the rough Andean land and the inclemencies to them of the climate.
The adaptation of agricultural techniques that already were used previously in different parts, allowed the Incas to organize the product production diverse, as much of the coast, mountain range and forest, to be able to redistribute them to towns that did not have access to other regions.