Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Great Inca Rebellion (PBS documentary)

Through a mix of crime-lab science, archeology, and history, this film presents new evidence that is changing what we know about the final days of the once-mighty Inca Empire. This probing story of archaeological discovery begins in a cemetery crammed with skeletons that offer tantalizing clues about a fierce 16th-century battle between warriors of the collapsing Inca Empire and Spanish invaders. Now, the long-accepted account of a swift Spanish conquest of the Inca - achieved with guns, steel, and horses - is being replaced by a more complete story based on surprising new evidence, including what may be the first gunshot wound in the Americas.

Related Links
Machu Picchu: Road to the Sky
Lost Kingdoms of South America

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