TAC International Film and Video Festival Journeys into the Ring of Fire: Peru





Men dragging reed boat from ocean
Machu Picchu ruins



How were the Incas able to build a successful empire in one of the earth's most inhospitable areas, flourishing despite a hostile climate, perilous terrain, and earthquakes? Geologist Iain Stewart explains through examining the archaeological evidence, uncovering remarkable methods of transportation, food production and building styles that worked in the remote mountains. Secrets of the design of Machu Picchu are also revealed.





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Length: 59 min.
Country: UK
Language: English
Producer: BBC Science and History Studio / Jeremy Phillips and Arif Nurmohamed
Producers Web site: N/A
Distributor: BBC Worldwide
Distributor Web site: http://www.bbcworldwide.com
Copyright: 2006 by BBC