All empires and tribes have things that they will have in common but they all are different from each other. Today I am going to share with you how the Inca empire is different from the Aztec empire. One of the things that make the Inca different from the Aztecs is the location that the empire is located in .The Inca people were located in modern day Peru, the capital of Cusco. The place that they were located is nicknamed the “lost city”. The place was called the lost city because the city was never found by the Spanish invaders when they conquered the Inca in the 1500’s.
Inca Empire Political: Most powerful figure in the Inca Empire was the Sapa Inca. For one to ascend to the lever of Inca, one must be descended from the original Inca tribe. He was also considered a deity descended from the sun who in theory owned everything. The Empire was a federalist system with four provinces (Chinchay Suyu (NW), Anti Suyu (NE), Kunti (SW), and Qulla Suyu (SE)) and a central government centered on the Sapa Inca. The four corners of the provinces meet at Cusco, the capital.
They played their music for the gods and used it to make requests such as asking the gods for rain or for the harvest to be good. The Aztecs took pride in creating a variety of beautiful pottery. Feather-workers were called amanteca. They were some of the most respected artisans in all of the Aztec Empire. They were some of the most respected artisans in all of the Aztec Empire.
Art and Craftsmen took part as well in all the Mayas, the Aztecs, and the Incas. “[The Aztecs] wove cotton cloth, made pottery, carved in stone and other materials, made musical instruments and elaborate costumes of feathers.” Maldonado (4) They were very talented in achieving masterpieces of art. The Incas built cities out of stone, they also wove woolen cloth impressively, they made pottery as well as the Aztecs, yet they also made exquisite jewelry. Patel (4). The Maya artists produced materials to make things with, such as “goods made of cotton, feathers, clay, wood, and precious metals and stones.” Hopkins (5).
The Nazca also mastered the ability to create beautiful pottery.Their pottery just like their textiles featured images of animals, people, and gods. (Cartwright, 2014). As a result people, today in Peru are still masters at weaving cotton, llama, and alpaca wool. Peruvian people still create these textiles today and the textiles still fulfill many of their ancient purposes such as covering the head and neck from the sun or being used for decoration. New pottery in Peru is also inspired by the ancient Nazca pottery and many people still make this type of pottery usually pottery is sold and used as decoration (much like ancient
For living in a time period where there was not a lot of technological advances that would help them build what they wanted at a faster pace, they had to learn to work with what they had. They also had to learn how to work with materials to be able to make the magnificent and amazing temples, that they are known for. “ The general temple-pyramid consisted of a platform, a long, broad, steep double staircase going up the center, with balustrades going up the sides of the steps. The Aztecs used sculpted stone blocks and skulls to decorate the platform and the ends of the balustrades” (General Construction of Pyramid-Temples). The Aztecs used and made platforms and tools that would help them make their temples better and better each time.
The Inca and the Aztecs are two famous civilizations. These civilizations rose to power in the early 1300s and 1400s. The Inca and the Aztec are very similar in culture, but they are also very different by their geography and physical manpower. These peoples are very much known for their colorful culture and their dramatic end. People always want to hear about their interesting gods and their colorful culture.
In my perspective, the most influential ancient people are Hatshepsut, Archimedes, and Plato. The first person I chose was Hatshepsut, and she was important in many ways, but I only chose two of her greatest achievements. The Egyptian trading system was very inclosed, until Hatshepsut came around. She majorly expanded the trade system, which did a great deal of benefit to the country. The giant red obelisks at the Temple of Amon, were build due to her too.
There was a wide variety of jobs in the Inca Civilization, though the dominant occupation was farming and the people did not have much say in what job they performed (“Daily Life in the Inca Empire”). First of all, there were many government jobs in the civilization, such as the Sapa Inca, nobles, or administrators; however most ordinary civilians could not perform the most important jobs as it was required that the person who did them be of original Inca descent, meaning their ancestors originated from the capital city of Cusco (“Daily Life in the Inca Empire”). Citizens could, however be administrators who managed and supervised life in specific areas of the land (“Daily Life in the Inca Empire”). People could also be artisans, who were craftsmen that worked with a variety of materials including silver, gold, bronze, and copper (Ellis and Esler 198-199). These artisans created many different types of objects that could range from simple tools to statues of the gods (Ellis and Esler 198-199).
The Sapa Inca had several officers who were most of the time relatives. The Viceroy was a close relative to the Sapa Inca and was his closet advisor. The high priest of Inca was the second most powerful figure because of the importance of religion in the Inca Empire. The Inca Empire has been divided into four quarters called suyu. The suyu were Chincahy, Anti, Qualla, and Kuniti Suyu and each one was governed by a person called an Apu.