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4,360. Most of modern-day Chile, Bolivia and Peru united under Inca rule. (Humanity & Chile & Bolivia & Peru & Incas & South America) Mankind: The Story of All of Us V, History Channel 2012
8,638. A complex of stone structures dating back more than ten thousand years. And the remains of an Incan temple reported to have other-worldly origins. (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Incas) Ancient Aliens: Unexplained Structures s2e8
8,641. The mountains of Peru ... Here is a high river valley, amongst peaks towering over 20,000 feet, the Inca established their capital city of Cusco which thrived for over three hundred years until Spanish conquistadors arrived. (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Peru & Incas) ibid.
8,642. Astonishing stonework: but not all of it is credited to the Inca ... The Inca themselves believe the site was constructed by an earlier, unnamed race of people led by a powerful god who descended from the skies ... Veracocha. (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Peru & Incas) ibid.
8,643. According to local legend a bird was responsible for the seamless construction. Legends say the winged creature carried a powerful chemical in its beak – a substance capable of melting stone. (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Peru & Incas & Bird & Stone) ibid.
65,531. Pumapunku is an large temple complex located on a high plateau in Bolivia. Archaeologists date the site from approximately 200 B.C. The people who lived here had neither a written language nor the wheel, yet somehow they built one of the world’s baffling and complex structures. (Bolivia & Incas & Temple) Ancient Aliens: The Evidence 2010
61,486. This is Machu Picchu: the legendary Lost City of the Incas. Well not so much lost, just never found by the Spaniards ... Machu Picchu is an extraordinary, mysterious place. It’s a sobering reminder that no civilisation is immortal no matter how powerful and mighty it may seem to itself. (Civilisation & South America & Incas) Niall Ferguson, Civilisation: Is the West History? III Property
64,394. The collapse of the Inca empire in the hands of the Spanish Conquistadors was a bloody affair. (Aztecs & South America & Incas & Central America & Mexico) The Aztec Massacre
67,287. What all that Inca silver had done was turn Western life into the money-go-round it is today. (Civilisation & Incas & Silver) James Burke, Connections: Deja Vu s2e10, BBC 1994
71,143. Lost in the mountains of Peru is the legendary city of gold: El Dorado. Built from the wealth of the Inca Empire it’s the treasure trove the Spanish never found. But does it really exist? (El Dorado & Incas & South America) Mystery Investigator: Olly Steeds: Lost City of Gold
71,144. If Machu Picchu a massive site can remain undiscovered until the dawn of the twentieth century, then why not a city of gold hidden somewhere in the Andes? (El Dorado & Incas & South America) ibid.
77,081. It was more than just gold that was being destroyed, it was the heritage and identity of the Inca. And some of that stone and Inca gold is actually still here: decorating the church the Spanish built on the remains of an Inca temple ... A handful of missionaries did try to stop the carnage and looting, but the mercenaries from Spain prevailed. ibid.
77,057. In 1911 young American explorer Hiram Bingham arrived in Peru's sacred valley. Bingham was looking for a fabled lost city ... A place overgrown and all but forgotten. What Bingham saw astonished him. (Incas & Peru & Empire) Dr Jago Cooper, The Inca: Masters of the Clouds I: Foundations, BBC 2015
77,058. Their empire was the biggest in the Americas before the arrival of Europeans. (Incas & Peru & Empire) ibid.
77,059. These storehouses were an important logistical element to the growing of the empire. (Incas & Peru & Empire) ibid.
77,060. This was an empire of the mind. (Incas & Peru & Empire) ibid.
77,061. A catastrophic clash of two completely different cultures. (Incas & Peru & Empire) ibid.
77,062. Deep in the heart of the Peruvian Andes there is a shrine ... The White Stone ... The empire they had ruled had shrunk. Dr Jago Cooper, The Inca: Masters of the Clouds II: Clash of Empires
77,063. A land of desert temples, of palaces in the clouds, and cities hidden deep in the forest. ibid.
77,064. Don’t lie, don’t cheat, don’t be lazy. Quechua greeting
77,065. Your emperor may be a great prince; I do not doubt it, seeing that he has sent his subjects so far across the waters; and I am willing to treat him as a brother. As for your pope of whom you speak, he must be mad to speak of giving away countries that do not belong to him. As for my faith, I will not change it. Your own God, as you tell me, was put to death by the very men He created. But my God still looks down on His children. (Incas & God & Spain) Atahualpa, Inca Chief, on hearing Pope Alexander VI declaring Peru a possession of Spain
77,066. The Inca built an empire without rival. It spanned almost an entire continent. (Incas & Empire & Peru) The Secrets of the Incas
77,067. Yet the Inca left no written record. (Incas & Empire & Peru) ibid.
77,068. Following tantalising legends, Spanish Conquistadors invaded Peru in 1532. They came in search of one thing: gold. (Incas & Empire & Peru) ibid.
77,069. There are two distant concepts on the issue of gold: the Spanish were looking for metal because in their economy these precious metals were important. The Inca knew about the gold but the gold didn’t have the same value of money or wealth. (Incas & Gold) Professor Jorge Flores-Ochoa, anthropologist
77,070. There lies Peru with its riches; here, Panama and its poverty. Choose, each man, what best becomes a great Castilian. (Incas & Empire) Francisco Pizarro
77,071. I wish your Your Majesty to understand the motive that moves me to make this statement is the peace of my conscience and because of the guilt I share. For we have destroyed by our evil behaviour such a government as was enjoyed by these natives. They were so free of crime and greed, both men and women, that they could leave gold or silver worth a hundred thousand pesos in their open house. So that when they discovered that we were thieves and men who sought to force their wives and daughters to commit sin with them, they despised us. But now things have come to such a pass in offence of God, owing to the bad example we have set them in all things, that these natives from doing no evil have turned into people who can do no good. I beg God to pardon me, for I am moved to say this, seeing that I am the last to die of the Conquistadors. (Incas & Empire & Spain) Mansio Serra Leguizamon
77,072. When has it ever happened, either in ancient or modern times, that such amazing exploits have been achieved? Over so many climes, across so many seas, over such distances by land, to subdue the unseen and unknown? Whose deeds can be compared with those of Spain? Not even the ancient Greeks and Romans. (Incas & Spain & Empire) Francisco Xeres, report on discovery of Peru
77,074. The houses are more than two hundred paces in length, and very well built, being surrounded by strong walls, three times the height of a man. The roofs are covered with straw and wood, resting on the walls. The interiors are divided into eight rooms, much better built than any we had seen before. Their walls are of very well cut stones and each lodging is surrounded by its masonry wall with doorways, and has its fountain of water in an open court, conveyed from a distance by pipes, for the supply of the house. In front of the plaza, towards the open country, a stone fortress is connected with it by a staircase leading from the square to the fort. Towards the open country there is another small door, with a narrow staircase, all within the outer wall of the plaza. Above the town, on the mountain side, where the houses commence, there is another fort on a hill, the greater part of which is hewn out of the rock. This is larger than the other, and surrounded by three walls, rising spirally. Francisco Xeres, ‘Massacre, Gold and Civil War’
77,073. When I set out to write for the people of today and of the future, about the conquest and discovery that our Spaniards made here in Peru, I could not but reflect that I was dealing with the greatest matters one could possibly write about in all of creation as far as secular history goes. Where have men ever seen the things they have seen here? And to think that God should have permitted something so great to remain hidden from the world for so long in history, unknown to men, and then let it be found, discovered and won all in our own time! (Incas & Peru & Spain & Empire) Pedro Cieza de Leon, Chronicles of Peru
77,075. The divine master of 12,000,000 subjects was confined ... His ransom: this room filled with gold to a height he could reach and two other rooms with silver. In today’s money it would amount to more than $250,000,000. (Incas & Spain & Empire) Christy Kenneally, The Lost Gods
77,076. The Inca genius for stone is everywhere, from the steep staircase to the terraced fields ... The cut stone blocks are set without mortar; they are an architectural wonder only matched by the engineering ability that brought them from a quarry eight kilometres away on the other side of the river. (Incas & Spain & Empire) ibid.
77,077. By 1570 the Spaniards had stripped the Inca of language, land and worship of their gods, everything that made them unique. (Incas & Spain & Empire) ibid.
77,078. The depiction of people with European facial features in ancient Aboriginal art is mirrored on the opposite side of planet Earth in Peru. Again we see depictions of bearded European people at a time and a place when no such Europeans should have existed. (Incas & Ancient Astronaut Theory) Chris Everard, Secret Space II