The history of the Incas fascinates the modern world. This groundbreaking book separates fact from fiction, exploring the native peoples of Peru and the Andes, their mythologies and ancient belief systems, and the amazing beauty of Inca art and architecture. It opens with the culture and history of its many kingdoms and their mythological rituals and beliefs. The second half of the book focuses on the day-to-day lives of ordinary people and the beautiful art they created, such as ceramics, gold- and silverwork, and fabrics. This authoritative volume combines over 1000 striking illustrations with lively and engaging text.
Dr David M. Jones obtained a PhD in the Archaeology of the Americas at the Institute of Archaeology, University of London. He was consultant on The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Aztec & Maya and The Aztec and Maya World.