Pizarro y Los Incas Part Three

Peru Travel: Inti Raymi at Sacsayhuaman
Inti Raymi at Sacsayhuaman - Mylene D'Auriol / PromPeru

Being Atahualpa his prisoner, Pizarro knew he'd rendered the Inca empire leaderless, disoriented and ultimately under his control, in spite of Inca's resistance to domination.

He needed Atahualpa alive, as he was the source to the gold Pizarro and his men were after.

With Atahualpa's capitulation, Pizarro gained control of a vast portion of Tawantinsuyo, from Tempula river (Colombia) to the north, reaching down to Cuzco, including Machu Picchu, the fortress city they've fortunately never discovered.

Machu Picchu remained unknown to the world for some four hundred years.
The secret city of the Incas was discovered by Yale Professor Hiram Bingham in 1911.
To learn more about this, refer to Machu Picchu and Inka Trail pages.

Just outside Cuzco, in the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the final battle against the Incas took place, and Spaniards finally gained control of Tawantinsuyo.

Through torture and other forms of brutality, the Spaniards forced Incas to the Catholic faith and condemned pagan rites that were at the epicenter of Inca's cosmogony...

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