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Throughout the Andes Native peoples shared complex symbolism and art forms over wide distances, a remarkable feat in a region defined by the world’s second-highest mountain range.

Throughout the Andes Native peoples shared complex symbolism and art forms over wide distances, a remarkable feat in a region defined by the world’s second-highest mountain range.

La plaza de ciudad pequeño

in Cusco, Peru to explore a town full of Spanish colonial architecture

Art History for Kids: Ancient Incas Quipus  The Inca Empire was one of the greatest empires by the time the Spanish Conquistadors discovered America. They lived in the Andes and developed a very advanced civilization. They kept their records in a very especial kind of books: the Quipus.

Art History for Kids: Ancient Incas Quipus The Inca Empire was one of the greatest empires by the time the Spanish Conquistadors discovered America. They lived in the Andes and developed a very advanced civilization. They kept their records in a very especial kind of books: the Quipus.

Quipus (or khipus), are recording devices used in the region of Andean South America. A quipu usually consisted of colored, spun, and plied thread or strings from llama or alpaca hair. It could also be made of cotton cords. The Inca used the system to keep records. The cords contained numeric and other values encoded by knots in a base ten positional system.

Incan Quipu ( Khipu ) Symbol System and Incan Tocapus Iconography Mr. Larry Rogers, BA Linguistics from Michigan State University in 2009 .

New In: Khipu From The Andes With Love By Preppy Fashionist

Data in Knots - Khipu Database Project. Khipu are knotted textile record-keeping devices used by the Inkas. Learn more: http://khipukamayuq.fas.harvard.edu/

Ropes and knots: Khipu database project: Inca used knots to do accounting and possibly even convey words. They had a decimal system and used

Reading an Inca Archive

Inca khipu - Archaeologists excavating an Inca storehouse at the site of Inkawasi on Peru’s south coast have unearthed 34 khipus, the knotted-string devices once used by the Andean people for keeping records.

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The quipu was a series of knotted strings by which the Inca kept their administrative records, though a moreesoteric function cannot be ruled out

blackv:  (via ✧Art Board 01.13✧ / Quipu, AD 1400 - 1532 Quipus (kee-poo), sometimes called talking knots, were recording devices used by the...

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blackv:(via ✧Art Board / Quipu, AD 1400 - 1532 Quipus (kee-poo), sometimes called talking knots, were recording devices used by the Inka Empire, the largest empire in pre-Columbian America.

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