Crunch the numbers
Here you can track our efforts by the numbers and get all the data related to the stories we investigate. Have you ever wonder how many pages of old documents written in Castillan you need to decipher to decrypt a +500 old mystery? How many steps we’ll make over our next expedition? What’s our ecological footprint?… Here are the answers.
This page is also a compilation of records for all expeditions that have ventured in both the Llanganatis and in the Andes looking for the lost city of Paititi and gold of the Incas. The data is based on expedition archives, and it is supplemented by information gathered from books (including Spanish chronicles, expedition journals, magazines, and correspondence with Andean explorers).
This page is an on-going project, so please come back often.
The Inca Empire
- The Incas divided their empire, known as Tawantinsuyu, into four administrative regions.
- Population: Between 6 and 14 million at its height.
- Military forces: According to Ian Heath, the Inca Empire “could raise at least 100,000 men without putting any undue strain on its resources”.
- The Inca army was ordered on a decimal basis. Troops were organized into groups of 10, 50, 100, 1,000, 2,500 and 5,000 men.
- Pizarro’s third expedition sailed from Panama on December 27, 1530 with 180 men and 37 horses.
- Pizarro marched towards Cajamarca with 106 foot soldiers and 62 horsemen.
- Pizarro sent Desoto with 15 horsemen and one interpreter.
- Atahualpa left his camp the following day and entered the square preceded by roughly 5,000 of his soldiers.
- According to the Spanish Chronicles Pizarro and the conquistadors massacred as many as 2,000 Incas the same day. A descendant of the Incas reported the number at 10,000.
- Atahualpa’s ransom room measure 22 x 17 ft to a height of 8 fr and was dedicated to objects made of gold. An adjacent room, twice over, was dedicated to objects made of silver.