Ep. 50: Cajamarca

Pizarro and his men entered the town of Cajamarca on November 15th, 1532 with around two-hundred men.  Meanwhile, Atahualpa was on the opposite side of the valley with tens of thousands of soldiers.  Twenty-four hours later, the Sapa Inca would be Pizarro’s prisoner. 

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

Transition music by: Kike Pinto

“Rimmed by mountains, Cajamarca’s valley spreads almost four miles between town and Inca camp. As Atahualpa relaxed at his bath, the Spaniards, greatly outnumbered, devised a strategy to capture him.” – From: The Inca and their Timeless Land.
Colonial Era Map
Pizarro’s Standard. From: The Conquistadors.
Hernando de Soto approaches Atahualpa. From: The Incredible Inca and their Timeless Land.
“Father Valverde, presumably appalled, had his Bible defiled when Atahualpa allegedly threw it to the ground.” From: The Lost History of the Incas

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