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Cuzco, Peru : City of the Incas, City of the Spanish

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  • Located in the Peruvian Andes, Cuzco developed, under the Inca ruler Pachacutec, into a complex urban center with distinct religious and administrative functions. It was surrounded by clearly delineated areas for agricultural, artisan and industrial production. When the Spaniards conquered it in the 16th century, they maintained its structure but built Baroque churches and palaces over the ruins of the Indian city.

Notes

  • Originally released by Global Screen, 1995.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on October 12, 2017.
  • Streaming video file.
  • Closed-captioned.

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  • Cuzco, Peru: City of the Incas, City of the Spanish (12:31)
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