31 JULY 1964, Page 14

AZTECS AND INCAS Sia,—Whatever the literary merits or demerits of

your theatre critic, Mr. Rutherford, accuracy does not seem to be his strong point. I suggest he check for himself that the Aztec Empire (overthrown by Cortes) was the Indian Kingdom of Mexico and the Emperor Atahuallpa was Inca of Peru, a fact of which I believe the author, Mr. Peter Shaffer, was