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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how the people of Cusco, in modern Peru, established an empire along the Andes down to the Pacific under their supreme leader Pachacuti. Before him, their control grew slowly from C13th and was at its peak after him when Pizarro arrived with his Conquistadors and captured their empire for Spain in 1533. The image, above, is of Machu Picchu which was built for emperor Pachacuti as an estate in C15th.
With
Frank Meddens
Visiting Scholar at the University of Reading
Helen Cowie
Senior Lecturer in History at the University of York
And
Bill Sillar
Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology at University College London
Producer: Simon Tillotson
English
United States
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