Thursday, August 05, 2004

Peru, Discovery and exploration by Europeans

Spanish interest in the west coast of South America grew after Vasco N��ez de Balboa discovered the Pacific in 1513, but it was not until 1524 that Francisco Pizarro, aided by another soldier, Diego de Almagro, and a priest, Hernando de Luque, undertook explorations that led to the conquest of Peru. By 1527 they were convinced of the wealth of the Inca empire. Failing to win further cooperation


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