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The Time Compass: Incas and the Andean Cultures (Spanish)

14 minutes 55 seconds

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At the same time the Turks were invading Byzantium, legend has it that Inca civilization was established by the sun god, Inti. Students learn about the Inca system of terracing and the remarkable transportation routes where messages were sent thousands of miles by Inca runners. They also learn about the mysteries of Inca architecture as exhibited in the still fabled city of Machu Picchu. In spite of having no written language, government accounts were recorded by a system of knotted ropes. The episode closes with an acknowledgment of the Spanish chroniclers who were the first to record Inca history in written form.

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Runtime: 14 minutes 55 seconds

The Time Compass
Episode 1
19 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 2
17 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 3
19 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
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Episode 4
15 minutes 23 seconds
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Episode 5
19 minutes 31 seconds
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Episode 6
16 minutes 7 seconds
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The Time Compass
Episode 7
18 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 8
14 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 9
19 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
The Time Compass
Episode 10
16 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8