The Ancient Native Empires of the Inca, Maya, and the Aztecs

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They are called the Inca, Maya, and the Aztecs. They were all ancient and well known empires. The Inca and Aztecs Empires were both conquered by Spanish conquistadores. The Maya Empire was abandoned. No one knows why. First I shall talk to you about the Inca’s, then, the Maya’s, and finally the Aztecs.
The Inca became a tribe in 1200 B.C., in the Cuzco area of southwestern Peru. The other names for the Inca’s were/are Inka, Tahuantinsuyu, or Tawantinsuyu. The Inca’s worshiped gods and nature. They believed in omens and their dreams. the Incas called themselves “ the Children of the Sun.” Around 1438 C.E, under the command of Emperor Pachacuti, the Inca defeated the neighboring Andean tribes. The Inca’s soon laid out the foundations of the Inca Empire.
There was almost no crime in the Inca Empire. They had no prisons, because almost no one stole others property.the worst crimes they had were murder, saying bad things about the Inca gods, and insulting the Sapa Inca. Over the next 100 years, the Inca Empire grew into a vast empire. The Inca Empire was short-lived. Just about 100 years, until the coming of the Spaniards in 1532. The Spanish had conquered the Inca Empire.
The Maya Empire, centered in the tropical lands of what we know today to be Guatemala. The Maya Empire reached the peak of its power around the 6th century A.D. The Maya were skilled at agriculture, pottery, hieroglyph writing, calendar-making, and…
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