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

Francisco_de_OrellanaIn 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 the Amazon in a desperate bid to return to civilization.

The feat – sailing the entire Amazon River – is one of the greatest river explorations known to history.

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2 thoughts on “Francisco de Orellana and the Exploration of the Amazon River – Part 1

    • I apologize for the delay. Part 2 is almost done. I believe it will be out by Friday or Saturday (September 8 or 9).

      Sorry for the long delay. I appreciate everyone’s patience.

      Sincerely,

      Matt B.

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