the Inca Empire stretched from Colombia to central Chile and ruled more than 12 million people who spoke at least 20 languages. I pinned this because it was a hot commodity to control this land wether it be for slave trade or raw materials.
Manchu Picchu Peru. Its remote location means it was never found by the Spanish but it fell into disuse with the end of the Inca Empire. It has strong natural defences but was never fortified being both a palace for the Emperor and a religious center. #photoftheday #travelphoto #wishiwasthere #wanderlust #travelphotography #travelsnaps #travelporn #traveling #travelinggram #explore #peru
Amazing walls at the pre-Inca ruins of Tiahuanaco. Tiwanaku, is an important Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia, South America. Tiwanaku is recognized by Andean scholars as one of the most important precursors to the Inca Empire