The Inca Empire was called "Tahuantinsuyu" by the Inca, meaning "Land of the Four Quarters," and was one of the greatest ancient civilizations. The Inca Empire had approximately 10 million people under its control as wel... More » History Modern History

The Inca empire was located along western South America. At the height of its expansion in 1533, it reached from the modern-day countries of Colombia to Chile, encompassing a 2,500-mile region. The population of the empi... More » History Ancient History Ancient America

The Inca empire lasted from 1438 until 1532, when the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizzaro arrived and conquered the empire. The Inca civilization began around the year 1200, but their empire did not begin until Pachac... More » History Ancient History Ancient America
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The Spanish explorer who conquered the Inca Empire was Francisco Pizarro in 1532. Pizarro was able to conquer the incredible empire with only 200 men to the Incan's thousands. More » History Modern History Exploration & Imperialism

Some of the major cities of the Inca Empire were Cusco, which was the the capital city, Choquequirao and Machu Picchu. Cusco was the center of Inca government and society, and was a sacred city laid out in the shape of a... More » History Middle Ages

A smallpox epidemic swept through the Inca Empire, weakening it just in time for the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro and his men and allies to conquer it. There is also strong evidence that the empire was already ... More » History Ancient History Ancient America

The geography of the Inca empire was largely mountainous and occupied much of the west coast of South America. A large part of the Inca empire existed within a climate zone known as the tierra fria. More » Geography South America