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By Lawrence Kovacs

Revealing legends and legacies, this task publication is a fun-packed assessment of the continent-sprawling old Inca tradition. The actions, mixed with an enticing format, have interaction beginners on a trip alongside the Inca path together with the town of Cuzco and majestic Machu Picchu, outfitted on a jagged ridge hundreds of thousands of ft above the Urubamba River. alongside the way in which, the ideals, rituals, medical advances, and designated method of languages come to existence via 25 hands-on initiatives, corresponding to growing Salar de Uyuni salt crystals and development a tropical cloud woodland. This attractive academic device additionally positive aspects particular illustrations, informative sidebars, fun-fact questions, and vocabulary that would have interaction novices from begin to end.

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37 INCA Everything the Sapa Inca touched—leftover food, clothing, dishes, blankets—was collected each day and saved to be burned at an annual festival. Even his fingernail clippings and strands of Words hair were saved. The emperor’s clothing was to Know all handwoven by mamakuna (momma-koochicha: a beer made from corn. nah), the most skillful female priestesses in the land, and was never worn twice. The Mamakuna: Moon Priestesses The mamakuna were a group of women who were married to the sun, similar to the way nuns are considered married to god.

You would need new things every day because you could not use anything twice! Supplies • paper • pencil 1 2 Choose a busy part of your day to conduct this experiment. Over the course of an hour or two, write down every single thing you touch, such as plates, doorknobs, chairs, clothing, books, etc. 3 How long does your list get? How much space would you need to store all the things you touched? The Spiritual Worlds of the Inca The Inca believed in three separate spiritual worlds. Uku Pacha (the past and the interior world), Kay Pacha (the world of the present and of here), and Hanan Pacha (the future and heavenly world).

54 Make Your Own Zampoña The zampoña (also known as the pan flute or pan pipes) is a traditional Andean instrument that was used extensively by the Inca. It consists of a grouping of tubes, made from the dried stalks of plants that are open on one end and are cut to different lengths. When the musician blows across the open end of each tube it sounds a note that corresponds to its length. Longer tubes make lower notes, and shorter tubes make higher notes. 1 Practice making a sound by blowing across the top of an empty bottle.

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