Articles tagged with: Inca religion
Largest lake in South America in terms of volume.
Highest navigable lake in the world
It is Located at an altitude of approximately 12,500 feet of 3,810 meters above sea level.
It covers an area of 8,300 sq km or 3,240 sq miles.
It extends for 190 km or 118 miles in length and 80 km or 49 miles in width.
It has a maximum depth of 284m or 931feet with the average being 106m or 350 feet.
The most common conclusion from experts on Inca history and archaeologists is that it was built first and foremost as a retreat for the Inca and his family to worship natural resources, deities and specially the Sun, Inti. In reality things do not have one single purpose and Machu Picchu had a multiplicity of uses and significance.
The city was inhabited for just over one hundred years and no one knows for sure why the Incas abandoned such a magnificent city. It is believed that the civil war between the brothers Atahualpa and Huascar had interrupted the food supply to Machu Picchu. Another possibility is that it was affected by an epidemic that killed its residents.
Inca religion was one of the main concerns of the Spanish Conquerors since their arrival to the new world, understanding it was vital to successfully convert the population into Catholicism. …