Conquest of the New World
The following is a chapter from the book Money, Sex, Power & Faith.
“For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.” — Christopher Columbus
From 1438 to 1533, before Columbus blazed the trail leading to what would become South America, the Incas established 14,000 miles of roads to connect the housing, public buildings, and palaces they built throughout what is now Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, and Columbia. Although their neighbors, the Aztecs and Mayans, used beans, fabric, and other products for…