The Inca Road system ~ 1453 - 1533

The Inca Road system ~ 1453 - 1533

Road system of Inca Empire  The Inca road system was the most extensive and advanced transportation system in pre-Columbian South America.[1] The network was based on two north-south roads with numerous branches.[2] The best known portion of the road system is the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Part of the road network was built by cultures that precede the Inca Empire notably the Wari culture.    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inca_road_system

Road system of Inca Empire The Inca road system was the most extensive and advanced transportation system in pre-Columbian South America.[1] The network was based on two north-south roads with numerous branches.[2] The best known portion of the road system is the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Part of the road network was built by cultures that precede the Inca Empire notably the Wari culture. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inca_road_system

The Inca road system formed a network known as the royal highway or qhapaq ñan, which became an invaluable part of the Inca empire, not only facilitating the movement of armies, people, and goods...

The Inca Road System

The Inca road system formed a network known as the royal highway or qhapaq ñan, which became an invaluable part of the Inca empire, not only facilitating the movement of armies, people, and goods...

Qhapaq ñan, Andean road system (PHOTOS)

Qhapaq ñan, Andean road system (PHOTOS)

Inca road system - Wikipedia

Inca road system - Wikipedia

The Inca road system (called Capaq Ñan in Quechua and Gran Ruta Inca in Spanish) was an essential part of the success of the Inca Empire. The road system included an astounding 40,000 kilometers (25,000 miles) of roads, bridges, tunnels and causeways...

The Inca Controlled Their Empire Just Like the Romans: Good Roads

The Inca road system (called Capaq Ñan in Quechua and Gran Ruta Inca in Spanish) was an essential part of the success of the Inca Empire. The road system included an astounding 40,000 kilometers (25,000 miles) of roads, bridges, tunnels and causeways...

Qhapaq Ñan, A road system built by the Inca Empire has been granted World Heritage status by the United Nations cultural agency, Unesco. The Qhapaq Nan roads go through six South American countries.

Unesco grants Inca Qhapaq Nan road system World Heritage status

Qhapaq Ñan, A road system built by the Inca Empire has been granted World Heritage status by the United Nations cultural agency, Unesco. The Qhapaq Nan roads go through six South American countries.

Ancient Inca Roads System - spanning six countries in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Win World Heritage Status, The system, which began forming as trails thousands of years ago, UNESCO call it "an exceptional and unique testimony to the Inca civilisation" (Inca road system UNESCO World Heritage Site ref 1459)

Ancient Inca Roads System - spanning six countries in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Win World Heritage Status, The system, which began forming as trails thousands of years ago, UNESCO call it "an exceptional and unique testimony to the Inca civilisation" (Inca road system UNESCO World Heritage Site ref 1459)

Inca road system....PERU

Inca road system....PERU

Inca rope bridges were simple suspension bridges over canyons and gorges (pongos) to provide access for the Inca Empire. Bridges of this type were suitable for use since the Inca people did not use wheeled transport - traffic was limited to pedestrians and livestock. These bridges were an integral part on the Inca road system and are an example of Inca innovation in engineering. They were frequently used by Chasqui runners delivering messages throughout the Inca Empire.

Inca rope bridges were simple suspension bridges over canyons and gorges (pongos) to provide access for the Inca Empire. Bridges of this type were suitable for use since the Inca people did not use wheeled transport - traffic was limited to pedestrians and livestock. These bridges were an integral part on the Inca road system and are an example of Inca innovation in engineering. They were frequently used by Chasqui runners delivering messages throughout the Inca Empire.

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