Lost Treasure of the Inca

Do 750 tons of Inca gold lay hidden in the misty mountains of Ecuador Enter the mysterious realm of the Inca as Peter Lourie, author of The Mystery of the Maya, ventures to what seems like the top of the world, where he discovers there is than gold hidden in the mountains There is adventure and history.
Lost Treasure of the Inca Do tons of Inca gold lay hidden in the misty mountains of Ecuador Enter the mysterious realm of the Inca as Peter Lourie author of The Mystery of the Maya ventures to what seems like the top of

  • Title: Lost Treasure of the Inca
  • Author: Peter Lourie
  • ISBN: 9781563979835
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Lost Treasure of the Inca”

    1. Peter Lourie writes great true adventure books, and this is one of the best. In this one, he travels to the rugged Llanganati Mountains in Ecuador in search of the gold that the Incas hid there after Atahualpa was murdered by Pizarro. First, he discusses the history behind the treasure, and how a 16th-century Spanish soldier named Valverde discovered where the treasure was and wrote a guide to it (full text of this guide is provided in a chapter at the end). Then he jumps to the present, to desc [...]

    2. Almost 5 stars. GREAT BOOK!!! It may appear to be one of those dry non-fiction children's books. Don't let that fool you--it is NOT! This is a WONDERFUL modern day treasure hunt! We read this over the course of a few days and my girls LOVED it! They were sad when it ended and look forward to a visit to Ecuador someday. Stories we've learned previously about the Inca's were reinforced and really came alive through the author's own quest for buried treasure.

    3. Explore the misty mountains of Ecuador in this photographic journal of a real treasure hunt. Included at the back is an original 16th century document -- a guide to finding the Incan treasure -- left by Valverde, a Spanish soldier. There are lots of pictures, maps and clues to whet your appetite. Unfortunately the author didn't persevere long enough to actually discover the treasure. He came "this close!" For the young adventurer, I would suggest following the clues on Google maps!

    4. Interesting account of an American treasure hunter's search for Incan gold that was supposedly hidden from the Spanish conquistadores.

    5. Interesting as a history of Pizarro's defeat of the Inca and as an overview of the geography of Ecuador, but the author's own story seemed to have little point. The ending was disappointing.

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