Where is Francisco Pizarro buried?

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Where is Francisco Pizarro buried?

Francisco Pizarro:

Francisco Pizarro was a famous Spanish explorer who is most well known for taking over the Inca Empire and claiming Peru for Spain. He lived from the early 1470s until June 26, 1541.

Answer and Explanation:

Francisco Pizarro is buried in the Lima Cathedral. His was originally buried in the courtyard, but was later moved inside the cathedral. His head and body were buried separately. What was thought to be his body was once on display at the cathedral, but after locating the head, archeologists realized that the body was not correctly matched to the head.


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Francisco Pizarro: Route & Facts

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