PERU: A Conqueror Moved

A onetime swineherd, cruel Francisco Pizarro, conquered the Incas and in 1535 founded the city of Lima. After laying out a great square, which he called the Plaza de Armas, he placed the cornerstone for a cathedral on the eastern side. Then he allotted spaces for a city hall and a governor's palace, to be occupied by himself. In the middle, he added a touch of his own, a gibbet.

The gibbet has long since given way to a graceful fountain, but Pizarro's spirit still inhabits the Plaza de Armas. His mummy, bones protruding through dark yellow skin, lies in...

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