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    A glass, marble, and bronze sarcophagus was built to hold the mummy, which was venerated by history buffs and churchgoers.

    But in 1977, workers cleaning a crypt beneath the altar found two wooden boxes with human bones. One box held the remains of two children; an elderly female; an elderly male, complete; and an elderly male, headless; and some fragments of a sword. The other contained the lead box--inscribed as had been recorded in 1661--in which was a skull that matched postcranial bones of the headless man in the first box. A Peruvian historian, anthropologist, two radiologists, and two American anthropologists studied the remains. The man was a white male at least 60 years old (Pizarro's exact age was unknown; he was said to be 63 or 65 by contemporary historians) and 5'5" to 5'9" in height. He had lost most of his upper molars and many lower incisors and molars, had arthritic lipping on his vertebrae, had fracture his right ulna while a child, and had suffered a broken nose.

    Examination of the remains indicated that the assassins did a thorough job. There were four sword thrusts to neck, the sixth and twelfth thoracic vertebrae were nicked by sword thrusts, the arms and hands were wounded from warding off sword cuts (a cut on the right humerus and two on the left first metacarpal; the right fifth metacarpal was missing altogether), a sword blade had cut through the right zygomatic arch, a thrust penetrated the left eye socket, a rapier or dagger went through the neck into the base of skull, and a pair of thrusts had damage the left sphenoid. The savage overkill suggests revenge as a motive rather than simple murder or death in battle.

    The scholars concluded that these were indeed the remains of Francisco Pizarro. The two children might be Pizarro's sons who died young, the elderly female is possibly the wife of Alc ntara, and the other elderly male Alc ntara. The dried out body long thought to be Pizarro exhibited no sign of trauma as would be expected if it was indeed the corpse of the conquistador. They decided that the interloper was possibly a church official, and replaced the body with the conquistador's bones in the glass sarcophagus.





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    Legacy, 11/05:
    needs more on Crime and Punishment.

    alexia , 26/04:
    hope I do good cause I wrote a 2 and a half essay.

    alexia, 26/04:
    I am doing a project for spanish class.

    Snoopy, 04/02:
    Hey.... What did the Inca's Do besides farm and house work? I need more about the daily life.... help me out?!

    apple, 30/11:
    needs info about clothing tribal living and shelter . you need to put something about there tribal living, clothing, and shelter. very interesting information though

    miles, 20/11:
    I need to cite this but it doesn't have the author or the published date

    researcher, 16/11:
    Lots of good info but i really need more on trade

    HOPINTOPS, 13/08:
    Please Put art on dis ding.

    +F50, 03/07:
    Did the Incas trade with other civilizations?

    teresa, 26/05:
    i think you should make some more information about the food that the incas ate and what clothes they wore

    alisha, 22/04:
    hi Chicken nugget ello yo

    ChickenNuggets, 21/04:
    hey guys, thanks for helping me with my project, i might get an A this quarter!!!

    bvlechh ma de dah, 11/04:
    hey this site is amazing! it helped me so much and i needed it i am at school right now! my partners love me for finding this site! I have one suggestion, you should list all of the gods, and the emperors peace yo!

    ms. barbiie, 06/04:
    i think that you should put MORE info. on the daily living styles && the religion :]

    me, 19/03:
    i love the incas

    XxAlexisxX, 16/05:
    Inca friign lothing more typing on that thats all ia ask you jezoz chr¨€st

    poosstterr, 16/03:
    heyy. this site was amazing, it helped me out so much. maybe putting up some things about incan art and comparing it to other pre-columbian cultures would make it more interesting.

    freelova93, 14/11:
    yall some nasty lil kids yall need you a** beat

    Thx, 23/10:
    Thanks 4 the Info but i need 2 no Which Places Did the Incas trade with and what was traded? . hanks 4 the Info but i need 2 no Which Places Did the Incas trade with and what was traded?

    Hello???, 20/10:
    Is anyone there??" I want to talk to someone...

    Keighleen, 09/10:
    Wow, this site helps in some areas but needs to include weapons, climate and hunting, etc. Thanks anyway, though! ~~Keigh (don't laugh at my name. i didn't pick it out!)

    bevo, 19/09:
    wat no weapons thats pretty low if you ask me !

    ffive, 21/08:
    Thanks for this interesting history site. I wonder if the several illiterate Blog(ger)s above can even contemplate the effort, energy and organisation shown by the Incas in creating their civilization. The greed and destruction wrought by the Conquistadors in SA is probably the most appalling act in history.

    Jordan, 28/06:
    this is a sick site, needs info on daily life (food, clothes) I love Kate

    Who cares, 13/06:
    This is awsome I got an A on a test b-cuz of your site! Still you guys jacked this stuff off other sites

    blah, 07/06:
    please get sum info on da inca climate, thats the whole reason im up and on da computer at 2:00 AM.

    Laura, 12/05:
    yoo cool web got info and pics 4 project easily

    Mystique, 10/05:
    Good Website for a project. recommened by my highschool teachers. Later

    someone else, 18/06:
    it is the same information as the crystalinks site

    Ral, 13/06:
    can you post some info on inca's climate

    thanks, 01/06:
    thanks for helping me with my project...you should include more about their government system...thats more what i needed...but thanks for the help i got!

    not me , 20/05:
    can you have something about wepons

    Someone, 07/02:
    You need more about the Inca's artwork.
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