Inca Architecture

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Definition

Inca architecture includes some of the most finely worked stone structures from any ancient civilization. Inca buildings were almost always practical and pleasing to the eye. They are also remarkably uniform in design with even grand imperial structures taking on a similar look to more humble buildings, the only significant differences being their much larger scale and quality of finish.

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Timeline

  • c. 1425 - 1532
    The Inca Empire flourishes in South America.
  • 1438
    Pachacunti Inca Yupanqui begins a rebuilding programme in the Inca capital of Cuzco.
  • c. 1450
    Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui founds Machu Picchu in the High Andes.
  • 1493 - 1526
    Huayna Capac reigns as Inca leader and constructs fortresses, religious temples and roads throughout the empire.
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