Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Inti-Raymi, Festival of Incas

"In the town of Cusco, in the early 15th century, the area was ruled by a younger son of the ruler. In 1438, he defeated the Chanca people, a neighboring tribe and gave himself the tile of Pachacuti, meaning, transformer of the earth. He then started a huge process of military expansion. This was later continued by his son Topa Inca."

The Inca king during the Festival of the Sun, Inti-Raymi. "Prior to the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while the indigenous Mapuche inhabited central and southern Chile".

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