Season 34, Episode 19 The Great Inca Rebellion

First Aired: June 26, 2007

An examination of how human remains found at an ancient cemetery near Lima, Peru, coupled with forensic science and historical documents, may upend the accepted story that a small band of Spanish conquistadors brought down the Inca Empire by ambushing the Incan emperor and his army in 1532. Included: comments from Peruvian archaeologist Guillermo Cock and ethnohistorian Maria Rostworowski; the conquistadors' reliance on Native American mercenaries.

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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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