Francisco de Orellana and the Exploration of the Amazon River – Part 1

In part 1 of our latest podcast, Francisco de Orellana and Gonzalo Pizarro head over the Andes in search of El Dorado - the City of Gold. Instead, the two conquistadors only find hardship and death. While Pizarro will attempt a torturous return over the Andes, Orellana will strike out east on a 4,000 mile journey down … Continue reading Francisco de Orellana and the Exploration of the Amazon River – Part 1