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  • One of history's most fateful chapters and greatest adventures. The exploration of the America's by Spanish soldier-explorers, and the experiences and tragedies they had once there.


  • Originally produced in 2000; broadcast on television in 2001.
  • DVD, NTSC; region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
  • Some copies have closed captioning for the hearing impaired.


  • Episode 1: The fall of the Aztecs: Introduction: the fall of the Aztecs. The Aztecs and Europeans meet.Heading inland. Compadres push on, and made alliances. Relations sour. The net tightens on the Aztecs -- Episode 2: The conquest of the Incas: On the ancient Inca road. Into the Andes. Spanish taking gold and killing Incan leaders. Cuzco : the beginning of profane time. The Incan empire divided. Hunting, or the hunted? Incan leader finally caught -- Episode 3: The search for El Dorado: Introduction: the search for El Dorado. Pizarro and Orellana's journey. Orellana deserts Pizarro. The trip turns into an epic journey of discovery. Stopover in Amazonia before reaching the ocean. Covering their tracks, and sailing on. Orellana's second journey -- Episode 4: All the world is human: All the world is human. Cabeza de Vaca's expedition. From conquistador to slave. Walking to freedom. A man caught between two cultures. No happy ending to the story. The justice of conquest
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