Fall of Civilizations - 12. The Inca - Cities in the Cloud (Part 2 of 2)

High up on the craggy peaks of the Urubamba Canyon, a lost city lies wreathed in cloud...


In this episode, we explore the mountains of the Andes, and tell the story of the Inca Empire. Find out how these mountain people built the largest empire in the Western Hemipshere, in one of the toughest terrains on earth. With Inca poetry, Quechuan hymns and authentic Andean instruments, discover the unique culture of the Inca. And find out what happened to bring their society crashing down around them.


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Sound engineering: Thomas Ntinas & Alexey Sibikin


Voice actors:


Annie Kelly

Jamie Tanner

Gerald Condlin

Lachlan Lucas

Peter Walters

Jimmy Lai


Original music by Pavlos Kapralos:  


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Also heard: “Andean illusion” by Kanti Quena (Carlos Saldana) and

"Ollantay" by Leandro Alviña.

Kanti Quena (Carlos Saldana): Quena, Quenacho, Tarkas, Bombo, Charango

Phaxsi Coca (Jeanettte Rojas): Siku Malta, Siku Zanka, Jach'a Siku, Bombo, Chajchas

Ana Maria Ramirez Bautista: Quena

Maya McCourt: Cello

Pavlos Kapralos: Chajchas, Palo de Lluvia


Special thanks to Milosh Kitchovitch for providing footage of various sites. Visit his channel here:   


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Special thanks to the painter Frank Abarca for providing paintings of the Inca and Wari peoples.


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