Cuzco and the Tawantinsuyu Empire
Lecture no. 18 from the course: Lost Worlds of South America
Taught by Professor Edwin Barnhart | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
The city of Cuzco stands as the supreme achievement in architecture and aesthetics of pre-Columbian South America. Study the city’s astounding features, such as its hydraulic engineering, anti-seismic construction, and its perfectly fitting stonework that defies explanation. Learn also about the culture of ancestral mummies, the golden Coricancha temple, and other architectural marvels.