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Daily Life in the Inca Empire Illustration

Daily Life
in the Inca Empire
for Kids

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Most people in the Inca Empire were commoners or peasants. There were many laws that governed what common people could do. Commoners, for example, could not travel on the roads. If they were caught breaking this law, whoever found them was suppose to immediately toss them off the mountain to die, and that's exactly what they did. That law kept most people home, doing their job - raising food for the Inca people. Life was hard, but no one in the Inca Empire went hungry.

The Royals - royalty and nobility - lived a life of luxury. Their daily life was quite different from the daily life of the common people.

All people were under the rule of the Sapa Inca, who owned everything.

Huts, Houses, Palaces & the Ayllu

Food

Clothing

Jewelry

Hair Styles

Courtship & Weddings

Kids and School

Religion & Gods

The Sapa Inca

Royalty & Nobility (the Royals)

Common People

Specialized Professions

Terrace Farming

Domesticated Animals

See Also: Inca Government, Crime and Punishment in the Inca Empire, Incas for Kids

Interactive Quiz about the Incredible Incas (with answers)