Francisca Pizarro , the First Mestiza of Peru

Peru, early XVI century. A mestiza is a mixed-blood woman, a person of mixed race and culture. The first mestiza of our Peruvian history was called Francisca Pizarro, daughter of the conquistador of the Tawantinsuyu or Inca realm Francisco Pizarro, married to Inca princess remembered by her christian name Ines Huaylas, Pizarro tried with this…

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An imaginary trip back to Lima 600 years ago

Year 1400 A.C. approx. Lima city. 5 pyramids race towards the sun in the middle of the valley of Rimac (now called Lima city), all built on mud and painted predominantly in Yellow color, they looked colorful and strange hills to newcomers, so perfectly shaped as step pyramids, the highest of them reached probably 20 meters,…