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Evidence of Incan war found in Ecuador

Fortresses built 500 years ago have been found in Ecuador, evidence of a war fought by the people before the Spanish conquistadors arrived.

The discoveries suggest that there is a ring of truth to stories that Spanish chroniclers told when they penetrated into South America during the 16th and 17th centuries.

According to these stories, Incan ruler Huayna Capac sought to conquer the Cayambe. Using a “very powerful army,” he was hoping for a quick victory but ended up getting entangled in a 17-year struggle.

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Story: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor | Photo: Samuel Connell

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