Conquistadors "The Fall of the Aztecs" and "Conquest of the Incas"

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Tune in for parts 1 and 2 of this 4 part series as Cortes and Pizarro encounter the Aztec and Inca civilizations.

Hernan Cortez left Cuba in 1519 seeking riches in the islands to the west. Instead he discovered, and ultimately destroyed, a hitherto unknown civilization. Francisco Pizzaro hoped to find great riches in the land of the Inca when he set off on his third voyage to the new world in 1527. Discover this remarkable story of greed, faith, dishonor and valor. Conquistadors "The Fall of the Aztecs" and "Conquest of the Incas" encores Friday, March 1, 2013 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. on WXXI World (cable 524/DT21.2). Tune in for the rest of the series on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. on WXXI World (cable 524/DT21.2) for "Search for El Dorado" and "All the World is Human".

For more informations about these programs visit www.pbs.org/conquistadors.