Talking Knots in the Inca Kingdom of Fibers

from  Stuff To Blow Your Mind

Mar 8, 2016

Welcome to the Kingdom of the Inca, where hundreds of rope bridges connect an imperial highway system and fiber-armored soldiers wield woven slings against the enemies of the Emperor. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore the khipu system of knotted, colored string that served as a physical notation system in lieu of written language. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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