Ep. 45: Atahualpa and Huascar

Atahualpa, one of the many sons of Huayna Capac. From: The Lost History of the Incas

Huayna Capac has just died from a mysterious disease that is sweeping the Andes (possibly Smallpox or Measels).  The unexpected death of the Sapa Inca and the unfortunate fate of his likely heir leads to a succession crisis from which two candidates emerge: Atahualpa and Huascar.  We’ll explore what we know of their background, up to this point in the narrative, a background which will continue to have consequences for the Inca for decades to come.

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Intro/Exit music by: Kalx aka Kaliran: Andean Lounge, Scream of the Devil

Transition music by: Kike Pinto

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