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Inca Blood By Jeff Bacon
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In 1572, Tupac Amaru, the last emperor of the Inca empire, was captured by Spanish conquistadors and burned at the stake in front of the Inca Temple of the Sun in the main plaza of Cuzco. As the... More > smoke billowed around him and the flames devoured his flesh, he swore to return and take his revenge on the Spanish. More than four hundred years later, archeology professor Teresa Pizarro, a direct descendant of Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of the Inca empire, discovers a scrap of paper that holds a clue to the location of Tupac Amaru’s lost tomb. Following the lead, she is enveloped in a supernatural nightmare that threatens not only her life, but the fate of humanity.< Less
Inca Land By Philip Martin McCaulay
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Inca Land is a collection of photos and illustrations of Peru by adventurer Hiram Bingham. Bingham has been cited as one possible basis for the "Indiana Jones" character. He rediscovered... More > the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in 1911 with the guidance of local Indigenous farmers. Machu Picchu has become one of the major tourist attractions in South America. In 2006, Machu Picchu was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.< Less
Inca Hoots By Vicky Brewis, Caius Simmons
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These travel writings capture the excitement and spirit of the South American Andes. Our journey starts at the equator and takes us south through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile. Wherever possible... More > we leave the beaten track to get a true feel of the cultural, geographical and historical diversities of this inspirational continent. Highlights include a tour of the mysterious Galapagos Islands, walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, a humbling trip to a working mine which has claimed the lives of millions and being robbed at gunpoint.< Less
Inca Hoots By Vicky Brewis, Caius Simmons
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These travel writings capture the excitement and spirit of the South American Andes. Our journey starts at the equator and takes us south through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile. Wherever possible... More > we leave the beaten track to get a true feel of the cultural, geographical and historical diversities of this inspirational continent. Highlights include a tour of the mysterious Galapagos Islands, walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, a humbling trip to a working mine which has claimed the lives of millions and being robbed at gunpoint.< Less
Signs of the Inca By J. I. Baarts
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A scholar from the U.S. alights in Peru with a commission to analyze the Incan heritage of modern Cusco through its monuments, art and architecture. The project is less straightforward than it seems.... More > For as the product (this document) of the writer’s interpretive activity grows, history starts to blend with anecdote and rumor. He soon finds his view of Cusco subjected to the same questions he puts to the texts that he works with, and the entire cast of characters is drawn into the uncertain space of his interrogation. Fusing travel narrative, history, ethnography and theory, this novel transgresses the boundaries of genre to ask what part storytelling plays in our construction of knowledge.< Less
The Treasure of the Incas By G. A. Henty
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About the Author- George Alfred Henty (8 December 1832 – 16 November 1902), was a prolific English novelist and a special correspondent. He is best known for his historical adventure stories... More > that were popular in the late 19th century. His works include The Dragon & The Raven (1886), For The Temple (1888), Under Drake's Flag (1883) and In Freedom's Cause (1885). -Wikipedia Excerpt - CHAPTER I HOW IT CAME ABOUT Two men were sitting in the smoking-room of a London club. The room was almost empty, and as they occupied arm-chairs in one corner of it, they were able to talk freely without fear of being overheard. One of them was a man of sixty, the other some five or six and twenty.< Less
The Treasure of the Incas By G A Henty
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THE TRUTH ABOUT THE INCAS By ROSELIS VON SASS
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“The peoples, their names, and their languages have been swept away by the winds of time. However, the many archaeological discoveries bear witness to their advanced culture. Ruins have been... More > found,which testify to the magni¬ficent architecture of these vanished peoples. The crumbling stones speak their own language–yet where is the human being able to interpret it?” ¬This novel portrays fascinating characters, whose lives were enlightened by the noble life commandments of the Incas. This people’s highly advanced culture instigated the curiosity of researchers in the beginning of the last century and still fascinates archeologists, historians, and anthropologists today. Roselis von Sass intertwines the story of the formation of the Inca nation with happenings of the daily life of this highly spiritualized people, strongly connected to Nature.< Less
The Inca Trail, 2008 By Fred + Will Grouvel
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Fall of the Inca Empire By Nigel Clayton
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This is the story of visitors from another world, who come to Earth at the time of the Spanish invasion of the Inca land. The story begins in the year 1532 as the Spanish set out to conquer the Inca... More > Empire, with reference being given to earlier intrusions in the years 1526 and 1527. The episodes of treaty, politics, treachery and mistreatment, handed down by the Spaniards between 1532 and 1544, are made clear, as too are the lives, ways, customs and deities of the natives of Peru. A small group of linguists from the tenth planet of our solar system (Pontus) are sent to Earth (Brantie) to pass on the words of wisdom from their Council of Philosophy. They are to inform all of those they encounter that space travel past the limits of the moon is not permitted, and that a non-conveyance in respect to these terms of sanction could lead to war. The story is a meld between science fiction and history. All of that said in reference to the Conquistadors and the Inca is based on researched historical events.< Less