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The Last Resting Place of the Incan Emperor Atahualpa
Peru

Known as El Cuarto del Rescate, or simply the Ransom House this is the only remains of the ancient Incan Palace of Cajamarca that is left standing. It is here that the triumphal emperor of Atahualpa upon return from Quito was imprisoned by Pizarro. A ransom to fill the room with gold and silver was finally negotiated and the immense wealth he had was more than enough to fill this room twice and over. Despite his words Pizarro still had the emperor executecd and this episode spelt the long decline of the Inca empire.

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