Most beautiful and smart girls were carried to be educated in the temples or be destined for slaughter. Some, that best skills demonstrated were educated to be Virgins of the Sun, priestesses who should make vows of perpetual chastity. The less beautiful, reserved for community tasks and were called huasipascunas, girls rule outs. 3 Writing and literature education in the Inca Empire was reserved for the nobles and taught in schools located in the city of Cuzco. Be taught arithmetic and astronomy.
Taking into account that the economy was based on agriculture is understood the importance of these Sciences to measure land, and calculate the changes of seasons. The amautas were responsible for teaching religious precepts, political, historical knowledge and handling of quipus. The rest of the people had no access to a systematic education. It sought, notwithstanding, that all inhabitants of the Empire learn quechua, but more by political interests, than educational. We can say categorically that the Incas did not know Scripture as being a highly evolved, people is possible that in the quipus and the complicated cave inscriptions, as well as in textile designs (tocapus), is the key to your spelling. The existence of verbal traditions about the legends of the Inca Empire and the richness of his fables make indisputable the existence of a literature, whose most widespread expression is the Ollantay drama the quipu was a set of strings, a long main, of which hung smaller ones.
The system consisted of a kind of small rope that hung several threads. These threads were knots of various sizes and colors, which, as they were closer together or further apart, had different meanings. Not everyone knew deciphering the quipu: the quipucamayoc were specialists in charge of them, reading them and save them. The sons of nobles learned in school reading of quipus. Through the quipus is could know, for example, important matters had passed under the Government of an ancient Inca, how many people lived in a town, how much corn or other food drives had in the deposits. In the provinces there were chroniclers enforcement record important events, which were transmitted by oral relationship with the help of the quipus for management of events. They also had haravecs, poets and inventors, composing songs for the real festivities, especially for being sung in meals. Much information on the education and the culture of the Inca Empire was lost during the conquest, already that the Spaniards, many of them uneducated people who only was ambitious for the gold and silver, is dedicate to plunder and kill the nobles and the people who ran the Empire, destroying forms of expression, culture and organization. According to chroniclers and historians of the time, the population of the Inca Empire was approximately seven million when the Spaniards, leaving years later reduced to only one million enslaved and humiliated by the conquistadors arrived. Please visit our blogs, where are displayed as a catalog, our original works with exclusive designs.