Thursday, February 26, 2009
Peru 5 Soles 1974 UNC
Front: Artifacts; Inca Pachacutec
Back: Fortress - Fortaleza de Sacsahuaman
Statue of Pachacuti in Machupicchu Pueblo in Peru.
Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui (or Pachacutec) was the ninth Sapa Inca (1438-1471/1472) of the Kingdom of Cusco, which he transformed into the empire Tawantinsuyu. In Quechua, Pachakutiq means "He who remakes the world". During his reign, Cuzco grew from a hamlet into an empire that could compete with, and eventually overtake, the Chimu. He began an era of conquest that, within three generations, expanded the Inca dominion from the valley of Cuzco to nearly the whole of civilized South America.
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