Origin Story of the Inka

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Origin Story of the Inka
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The chronicler Inka Garcilaso de la Vega recorded the origin story of the Inka and the founding of Cusco, the capital of their great empire, in his "Royal Commentaries of Peru," published in 1609. According to the Inka origin story, Inti, the sun, sent two of his children—Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo—to bring order and civilization to humankind. The pair emerged from Lake Titicaca and headed north to found a city. The city was Cusco. Their path was the first Inka Road. This video is adapted from a digital flipbook created for the exhibition "The Great Inka Road: Engineering and Empire" on view at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., through June 1, 2018. http://americanindian.si.edu/inkaroad/index.html Produced by the National Museum of the American Indian; illustrations by Alejandra Egaña and Paz Puga, Ojitos Producciones; design by Juanita Wrenn/WrennWorks.
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2015-08-13T17:32:02.000Z
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