The Inca Road is one of the most extraordinary feats of engineering in the world. By the 16th Century it had helped transform a tiny kingdom into the largest empire in the Western hemisphere.
The Great Incan Road is a phenomenal testament to the engineering prowess of the ancient people who once populated South America. It is a well-organised network of pathways and trails covering over 25,000 miles through the countries of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile.
Experts discuss the elaborate Inca road system in South America and the possibility that it might have existed thousands of years before the Inca themselves in this scene from “Aliens B.C.”
“The constructions were built with seismic events in mind and that’s what engineers today are excited to study – how we can benefit from that knowledge.
“Sustainability was the key to success. The Incas paid attention to local conditions, using local materials and working with the landscape.
INCAN PEOPLE CLAIMED THAT IT WAS BUILT BY THE ‘GODS’
Recent archaeological examination of these megalithic structures has begun to suggest that they may be many thousands of years older than ancient societies such as the Inca.