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The Great Inka Road

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This compelling collection of essays explores the Qhapaq nan (or Great Inca Road), an extensive network of trails reaching modern-day Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. These roads and the accompanying agricultural terraces and structures that have survived for more than six centuries are a testament to the advanced engineering and construction skills of the Inca people. Beautifully designed and featuring more than 225 full-color illustrations, The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire, the companion volume to a National Museum of the American Indian exhibition of the same name, is a fascinating look at this enduring symbol of the Andean peoples' strength and adaptability.
This item is adapted from or inspired by an object in the collections of our Museum of the American Indian.
240 pages. 225 color photos. Hardcover. 9" x 11".

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By Knox Burchett
Virginia Beach, VA
August 22, 2020
"I have traveled in Peru and the other countries described in the book. I had the opportunity to study the ancient Inca structures and roadways. I found the book to be absolutely fascinating. The book is written in great detail from a scientific and historical standpoint. I liked the book so much that I purchased a copy for each of my daughters. I have recommended some of my friends purchase a copy because they have traveled in Peru, or would be interested in Inca Architecture/Engineering."