Conquistador (16th century)
Spanish conquerors owed their success to their armour and firearms.
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The Aztec Empire was a despotic, militaristic state ruled by the tlatoani.
The fearsome looking Aztec warriors could not stop the Spanish conquistadors with their primitive weapons.
The legendary city of the Mayan-Toltec Empire was located on the territory of present-day Mexico.
The colonising powers´ colours were wiped off the map by the nations fighting to regain their independence.
Several European countries joined the conquest of the New World, making America a colourful continent.
The Incas´ rudimentary weapons were inadequate in their struggle against the Spanish Conquistadors.
Inhabitants of the northern part of the Netherlands have successfully fought the sea since the Middle Ages.
The ancient Inca city, located in present-day Peru, is a World Heritage Site.
Numerous legendary empires were built (and destroyed) in the course of history.
The Crow are Native Americans who inhabited the Yellowstone River valley.
Christopher Columbus' three-masted carrack, the Santa Maria was the flagship of his first, landmark voyage.
The magnificent capital of the Aztec Empire astonished even the Spanish Conquistadors.
Majestic even in its ruins, this city was the largest and most populous settlement in the pre-Columbian Americas.
The name of this magnificent palace complex originates in Arabic and means 'the red one'.
The migration of large human populations began in Ancient times.