To continue with Inca history highlights, it is worth noting that one of the Inca civilization’s most famous surviving archaeological sites is Machu Picchu, which was built as a retreat for an Incan emperor. Take a Machu Picchu travel tour with Discover Inca Planet and experience Cuzco, the center of the Incan empire. You’ll find that many roads, walls, and irrigation works constructed by the Incas are still in use today. See firsthand some of the many Incan inventions, which include all of the following:
- Terrace Farming
- Freeze-Dried Foods
- Woven Textiles
- Gold & Silver Jewelry
They also built shrines and temples, where all-powerful priests initiated sacrifices to appease the gods and ensure good crops and victory in battles. Known as much for their diplomacy as for their military expertise, the Incans formed alliances by way of marriages and gift exchanges, to gain allies which they were eventually able to bring under their rule.
Of course, the most magnificent community the Incas built is the citadel of Machu Picchu, which is located between the mountains of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. Tourists are taken by the majestic mountain peaks of Machu Picchu and the engineering feats of the Incan ruins. Machu Picchu is considered the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire and one of the most important heritage sites in the world.