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Inca takeovers not usually hostile

Bloodless takeovers built ancient New World empire

2:56pm, October 6, 2011

South America’s ancient Inca rulers didn’t establish the largest empire in the New World by being sweethearts. But their reputation as warmongers, at least according to some influential 16th- and 17th-century Spanish accounts of Inca history, appears to be undeserved, a new study of skeletal remains suggests.

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