- from Incas
Spanish treasure hunters led by Francisco Pizarro came to Peru. They had one thing in mind, and that was finding gold.
In 1527, his men explored the coast of Peru. Pizarro heard tales of a very rich Indian empire in the Andes. His search for treasure was the beginning of the end for the Inca empire. He took a second trip to Peru in 1532. He brought about 180 soldiers with him. This time, the Spanish invaders stayed. Just one year later, the Inca ruler Atahualpa was dead. The Inca empire was history. Here’s how it all came about.