Pizarro Executes Last Inca Emperor, Precipitates Hecatombe Reply

 Pizarro Executes Atahuallpa

Tunji Okegbola writes for Daily Times.com.ng–Atahuallpa, the 13th and last emperor of the Incas, died by strangulation at the hands of Francisco Pizarro’s Spanish conquistadors. The execution of Atahuallpa, the last free reigning emperor, marked the end of 300 years of Inca civilization.

High in the Andes Mountains of Peru, the Inca built a dazzling empire that governed a population of 12 million people. Although they had no writing system, they had an elaborate government, great public works, and a brilliant agricultural system.

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