Skip to comments.For Inca Road Builders, Extreme Terrain Was No Obstacle (20K mile road)
Posted on 08/29/2015 4:10:26 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
--snip-- we're taking a virtual journey down what was once more than 20,000 miles of road traversing some of the world's most challenging terrain mountains, forests and deserts.
The Inca road began at the center of the Inca universe: Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes, said to be built in the shape of a crouching puma. It actually was not a single road but a network of royal roads, an instrument of power designed for military transport, religious pilgrimages and to move supplies.
(Excerpt) Read more at npr.org ...
Life is old there,
older than the trees,
younger than the mountains,
blowing like a breeze.
take me home,
to the place,
take me home,
Look what their spawn are doing to us.
Meanwhile Europeans were making guns.
But no Wheels to roll carts on the roads?
The Appian Way, yes, way,way before the Incas!
the bases needed to be connected by good roads for easy access and supply from Rome. The Appian Way was used as a main route for military supplies since its construction for that purpose in 312 B.C.
An army travels on it’s stomach.. grunts gotta eat!
That did in Napoleon.
His armies depended on living off the land. Didn't work in Russia.
Anybody out there, know if the South American Incas are related to the North American Indians?
“An army marches on its stomach.” - Napoleon Bonaparte
He should have boned up on his own quotes!
The road spanned modern-day Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia.
They were not much for road grating!
It’s amazing what one can accomplish when one has an unlimited supply of slave labor...
Maybe his experience in Russia is what led to the quote.
Its amazing what one can accomplish when one has an unlimited supply of slave labor...
What about road GRADING?
Doc would know. Too bad we can’t ask him.
I thought the use of (tin) canned goods came about because of Bonaparte’s armies.
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