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Cuzco - The Inca Capital
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Summary/Historical Context

Cuzco was the heart of the Andean world, the capital of Tawantinsuyu, the so-called 'Empire' that extended over nine-tenth of western South America.

On 23 March 1534 the Spanish founding of Cuzco took place under Francisco Pizarro, who named it "the Most Noble and Great City of Cuzco".

Extract:4 min. Total length: 30 minutes
Credits: Fernando Caralt (director), UNESCO Publishing (publisher), Editorial Planeta de Agostini (publisher), Ediciones San Marcos (publisher),
Published in: 2002
Library catalogue (UNESDOC): 125650

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