National Geographic Investigates Ancient Inca

National Geographic Investigates Ancient Inca

Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of the Inca's Past

Book - 2007
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"Shows how ancient treasures help scientists today to piece together the puzzle of the Inca's past. Includes Inca pottery, textiles, and the mummy called the Ice Maiden"--Source other than the Library of Congress.
Publisher: Washington, DC : National Geographic, ©2007
ISBN: 9780792278276
Call Number: j 985.01 G885n 2007
Characteristics: 64 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Ancient Inca


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The Incas, an American Indian people, built a vast and powerful empire in the Andes Mountains of Peru in the 1400s. Fabulous archaeological discoveries have aided our understanding of this marvelous culture. Inca mummies have been found on frozen mountaintops, on volcanoes, and in the outskirts o... Read More »

The ruins and tombs high in the Andes Mountains of Peru yield valuable clues to lives of the Ancient Incas. In 1995, the Inca Ice Maiden is recovered, one of four human sacrifices found on Ampato. These mummies provide scientists with perfectly preserved "time capsules"--packed with clu... Read More »

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