The awe-inspiring history, legends, myths and culture of the Inca empre, whose inhabitants were known as the people of the sun. Examine the many tribes and cultures of South America : from the ancient civilizations of the Paracas, Chavin, Nasca and Moche to the Tiwanaku, Wari, Chimu and Inca.
Discover the facts about the Nazca lines, the islands of the Sun and Moon in Lake Titicaca, the worship of the sun king, and the cult of ritual violence and death.
"This book takes you to the very heart of the Inca civilization in easy steps. From the dizzying heights of the Andean cordilleras to the golden kigdoms of coastal Peru and onwards to the golden kingdoms of coastal Peru and onwards to the Incas the story unfolds with breathtaking clarity."