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15

The Chimú—Empire of the Northern Coast

Lecture no. 15 from the course: Lost Worlds of South America

The Chimú—Empire of the Northern Coast

Taught by Professor Edwin Barnhart | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

This lecture introduces a culture of warrior kings who became conquerors, second in influence only to the Inca. Learn about the Chimú’s extraordinary royal citadels, urban organization, and intervalley irrigation technology. Investigate their subjugation of neighboring cultures, their imperial administration centers, and what may have motivated their conquest.

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b********m
May 20, 2017

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j********m
December 3, 2015
These were the Incas before the Incas, but not as nice. They conquered their way to an impressive empire before it seemed like nature herself got sick of them. She even thwarted their last desperate attempt at survival.

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