The Inca empire lasted from 1438 until 1532, when the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizzaro arrived and conquered the empire. The Inca civilization began around the year 1200, but their empire did not begin until Pachacuti set out to bring as many neighboring people under Inca control as possible in 1438.
The Inca empire included large parts of modern Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile and Colombia. The capital city was in Cuzco. When Pizzaro arrived in 1532, he captured the Inca's leader, Atahualp, and executed him. The Spaniards also unknowingly brought diseases, such as smallpox, which spread through the Inca villages and caused large numbers of casualties.Learn More
Ancient Indian houses were rectangular, built with mud bricks, wood, and reeds with doors and windows made of wood. Floors were either packed dirt, covered with clean sand or plastered, or occasionally paved with bricks.Full Answer >
There are many major river systems that did not host the world's first civilizations. These include, ordered by length, the Amazon, the Mississippi, the Ob, the Yenisei-Angara, the Congo, the Amur, the Parana, the Lena, the Mackenzie, the Volga, the Zambezi, the Orninoco and the Yukon.Full Answer >
The type of government in ancient China was a monarchy that was often autocratic and despotic. It was ruled by emperors who were sovereigns of Imperial China and recognized by their subjects as the rulers of "All under heaven."Full Answer >
Many famous warriors from China's long history can be found in the Three Kingdoms period from 220 to 280 A.D. Two of the most notable are Guan Yu and Zhang Fei.Full Answer >