Skip to main content

The rise and fall of the Inca Empire - Gordon McEwan

3,808,124 Views

31,309 Questions Answered

TEDEd Animation

Let’s Begin…

It was the western hemisphere's largest empire ever, with a population of nearly 10 million subjects. Yet within 100 years of its rise in the fifteenth century, the Inca Empire would be no more. What happened? Gordon McEwan details the rise and fall of the Inca Empire.

Which two Incas engaged in civil war just before the arrival of the Spaniards?

About TED-Ed Animations

TED-Ed Animations feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator or animator interested in creating a TED-Ed Animation? Nominate yourself here »

Meet The Creators

  • Educator Gordon McEwan
  • Director Biljana Labović
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Animator Emma Carré
  • Designer Emma Carré
  • Composer Nicolas Martigne
  • Associate Producer Elizabeth Cox, Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Adrian Dannatt
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

More from The World's People and Places