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Qhapaq nan: The Way of the Inka

June 2015 (TBA) – January 2017 (TBA)

Museum: American Indian Museum

Location: Our Peoples Gallery, 4th Floor

This exhibition illustrates the remarkable engineering prowess of the people of the Inka (Inca)  Empire. Some 600 years ago the Inka, without wheeled vehicles, iron tools, or draft animals, built a road system that stretched more than 20,000 miles over the Andes Mountains from present-day Quito, Ecuador, to Santiago, Chile, and from the Pacific coast to upper Amazonia. These roads and the accompanying agricultural terraces and structures that have survived through the centuries are a testament to the skills of the Inka engineers and a symbol of the Andean peoples' strength and adaptability.