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The Conquistadors wrote the story of the Inca Empire as we know it. 10 years of recent scientific and archeological research has allowed us to uncover another truth that contradicts history books. Where the Inca people come from, how they were organized, and why they disappeared so suddenly.
A few decades ago, here is what we thought we knew about this mythical people, considered as a bloodthirsty giant with feet of clay. Born on the shores of Lake Titicaca in the 14th century, the Incas would have conquered, in just a hundred years, a boundless land of more than a million km2, comparable to the Roman Empire. Valley after valley, mountain after mountain, the Incas would have tamed the whole of the Andes.
This ruthless Empire, not possessing writing, and run with an iron fist by the Inca, the Son of the Sun, inflexible and cruel sovereign, would then have collapsed like a vulgar house of cards against a handful of Conquistadors. These are the preconceptions that have long prevailed, and which archeology is working to rectify.
A traveling investigation Inca Empire: a giant is revealed is above all a field survey which, over the course of the story, will help clarify the course of history of the Incas by answering 3 main questions: - What are the origins of the Incas: Were they really born on the banks of the mythical Titicaca? Is Pachacutec really the founder of the Empire? - How did the Inca giant develop: Was violence the only weapon of the Incas? How could they rule over such a vast empire without writing? - How did the Inca Empire collapse: How was their resistance organized? Where is their last stronghold? Through these questions, which will govern the story, the movie will ultimately answer a big question: who was the Inca giant?