Construction of the inka road stands as one of the monumental engineering achievements in history a network more than 20000 miles long crossing mountains and tropical lowlands rivers and deserts the great inka road linked cusco the administrative capital and spiritual center of the inka world to the farthest reaches of its empire. At its peak the empire covered much of western south america the inka empire rose rapidly and burned bright in little more than 100 years it grew from a small kingdom in the highlands of peru to become the largest empire in the americas the qhapaq an or road of the inka made this triumph possible. The great inka road engineering an empire explores the foundations of the inka road in earlier andean cultures technologies that made building the road possible the cosmology and political organization of the inka world and the legacy of the inka empire during the colonial period and in the present day. The great inka road engineering an empire ramiro matos mendieta jose barreiro david penney john oschendorf on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this compelling collection of essays explores the qhapaq nan or great inca road an extensive network of trails reaching modern day colombia. Get this from a library the great inka road engineering an empire ramiro matos g jos barreiro 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
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