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The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire

May 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 27, 2021


If you’ve ever crossed a suspension bridge, you’ve used Andean Indigenous technology. Open through June 27, “The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire” explores the foundations of the Inka Road in earlier Andean cultures, technologies that made building the road possible, the cosmology and political organization of the Inka world, and the legacy of the Inka Empire during the colonial period and in the present day.

This exhibition is also accompanied by the book, “The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire,” 232 pp; edited by Ramiro Matos Mendieta (Quechua) and José Barreiro (Taíno); NMAI, Smithsonian; copublished by NMAI and Smithsonian Books.


May 27, 2021
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


National Museum of the American Indian
Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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