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Inca Empire

The Inca Empire was in the midst of a civil war when the Spaniards conquered them.
  largest of the pre-Columbian American empires centered in the Peruvian Andes from about 1100 until the Spanish conquest in the early 1530s
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  • The Inca Empire was in the midst of a civil war when the Spaniards conquered them.
  • I would shoot the Inca Trail.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • He was the direct, sole heir to these treasures wrested from the Incas and those peoples conquered by Hernando Cortez!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • It had been woven of osier by the Incas more than a century before and visitors to the city were always led out to see it.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey

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  • The kingdom we now inhabit is the ancient country of the Incas, who quitted it very imprudently to conquer another part of the world, and were at length destroyed by the Spaniards.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • Toohey, speaking easily and casually, gave a brief sketch of all known civilizations and of their outstanding religious monuments—from the Incas to the Phoenicians to the Easter Islanders—including, whenever possible, the dates when these monuments were begun and the dates when they were completed, the number of workers employed in the construction and the approximate cost in modern American dollars.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • He thought of the places the settlers had left behind, imagining pictures of wild green mountains in coffee table books about the Incas.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He was also equipped with a compass, a telescope, and several strange maps that he had traced himself based on various theories of Leonardo da Vinci and on the polar knowledge of the Incas.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Sunk in the burial-urn of earth he saw the vanished cultures: the strange sourceless glory of the Incas, the fragments of lost epics upon a broken shard of Gnossic pottery, the buried tombs of the Memphian kings, and imperial dust, wound all about with gold and rotting linen, dead with their thousand bestial gods, their mute unwakened ushabtii, in their finished eternities.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • They shook hands here and there, daintily, and dropped a flattering remark to this or that person, and Clyde knew how the Director felt, mixing with people of the rarest social levels, the anointed and predestined, aura’d like Inca kings, but also the talented and original and self-made and born beautiful and ego-driven and hard-bargaining, all bearing signs of astral radiance, and the ruthless and brutish as well.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld

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  • Bellatrix Lestrange, convicted of the torture and permanent inca-pacitation of Frank and Alice Longbottom.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • He traced down the sovereign remedies of the Incas and started a smart trade in pills.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Aside from a German priest who had spent thirty years ranging across the area digging up the Inca past, no one else had bothered with those relics, since they were thought to be of little or no value.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Seated on the hard wooden bench near the tracks, with her bundle in her lap and her eyes full of fright, Blanca waited hours for the train, praying that the count, on returning home and discovering the damage to his laboratory door, would not come looking for her and force her to return to the evil kingdom of the Incas.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • It is natural to imagine that after so many disasters Candide married, and living with the philosopher Pangloss, the philosopher Martin, the prudent Cacambo, and the old woman, having besides brought so many diamonds from the country of the ancient Incas, must have led a very happy life.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Inca Empire [8] , Aztec Empire [3] , conquistador [7] , Aztec Empire [3] , Mayan Civilization [6]
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