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Ambition Unbound

The Inca ruled over a vast realm after conquering 300,000 square miles in a few generations. Their rule extended over as many as 12 million people who spoke at least 20 languages. The map shows the extent of the Inca Empire.

Click on the Learn More button to view an interactive map of the Inca Empire.

Text Source: Pringle, H. “Finding Machu Picchu.” National Geographic April 2011: 219(4), 59-61.
Image By:
  • William McNulty