Venezuela Old History

Venezuela Old History

The “Tierra firme” (mainland), that is the Venezuelan continental area, was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1498. The following year it was explored by Ojeda and the Florentine Amerigo Vespucci, who disembarking on the coast of the Maracaibo lagoon, discovered a village indigenous built on stilts and, in memory of the Venetian lagoon city, it […]

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Uruguay Old History

Uruguay Old History

The coast of Uruguay, discovered by the Spaniard Juan Diaz de Solis in 1516, was then by Caboto in 1537 equipped with a first fort in Rio San Salvador; but the Spanish occupation followed methodically only in the 17th and 18th centuries. In previous years Spain and Portugal were always engaged in disputes over the […]

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Suriname Old History

Suriname Old History

In 1498, for the first time, an Italian observed from the deck of a ship the wild and forested coasts of new lands, which descended with mountain groups into the Atlantic ocean. It was thus an Italian who discovered the coast of Guyana in South America, in an expedition nominally commanded, however, by the Spaniard […]

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Peru Old History

Peru Old History

It is difficult to historically reconstruct the origin of the Inca kingdom. With this title the ancient Peruvians called their kings and the main royals with divine attributes, that is “Sons of the Sun”. According to traditional history, four brothers of the “Ayares” tribes of the Quecha Indians, inhabitants in the Paccaritampu area (about 8 […]

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Paraguay Old History

Paraguay Old History

The first Spanish expedition, commanded by Aleixo Garcia, landed in Paraguay in 1521. The first approaches with the Indians were disastrous; Garcia was killed and the expedition left the country. In 1536 another Spaniard arrived in the territory, Juan de Ayolas; here he built the fort called “Corpus Christi”. Just his victory over the Lambarè […]

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Guyana Old History

Guyana Old History

In 1498, for the first time, an Italian observed from the deck of a ship the wild and forested coasts of new lands, which descended with mountain groups into the Atlantic ocean. It was thus an Italian who discovered the coast of Guyana in South America, in an expedition nominally commanded, however, by the Spaniard […]

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Ecuador Old History

Ecuador Old History

Ecuador, so called because it is crossed by the Equator, is actually a country with a mild, almost spring temperature. Its first inhabitants were very quiet people, who dealt with agriculture and breeding. According to legend, these first peoples were the Quitu, who, around the year 950 AD, were submerged by the Caras or Scyri, […]

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Colombia Old History

Colombia Old History

The Aztecs and Mayans for Mexico and the Incas for Peru are known to all; on the contrary few know who the Chibcha (pron.Cibcia), the ancient inhabitants of Colombia. Scholars of pre-Columbian civilizations have ensured that they were by no means inferior to the others, however this cannot be documented because everything was destroyed and […]

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Chile Old History

Chile Old History

Little or nothing we know about the history of Chile before the Spanish occupation. The northern half belonged to the Peruvian kingdom of the Incas. But once Peru was subjugated and erected viceroyalty, the Chilean region also became Spanish dominion. Thus the story began with the conquest of this land by the Spanish explorer Diego […]

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Brazil Old History

Brazil Old History

On April 24, 1500, Easter day, the Portuguese commander Pedro Alvarez Cabral was sailing in the Atlantic waters with the intention of reaching the Indies, from where he would bring wealth to his country. But he hadn’t noticed that he was heading the wrong way, so when he saw land he thought he had reached […]

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