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The fascination of Ancient Peru

Talks - History; Talks - Travel; Talks - General Interest

Event Description

Like the Aztecs in Mexico, the Incas of Peru were late arrivals, thousands of years of civilisation in Peru preceded them. I will take you through some of these beguiling, intriging and ancient cultures, so alien to anything in the Old World. I will explain how these various cultures culminated in the glorious Inca Empire and remark on some of the wonderful Inca achievements. Lastly I will try and explain how this huge and well organised realm succumbed to the Spanish Conquistadors and their unquenchable hunger for gold.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Neil Meldrum

Meet The Speaker, Neil

Neil Meldrum has been a lawyer for 40 years. Now retired, Neil has the opportunity of indulging his fascination in all things to do with ancient history and the cultural evolution of mankind. Although an amateur, these are compelling subjects which have been undergoing considerable re-appraisal in recent years. Neil's talks range from the development and the cultural evolution of early man to the Maya and Aztecs of Ancient Mexico and the Incas of Peru, areas that he has visited extensively. More recently he has been focusing on early culture in Ancient China, India, Egypt and Mesopotamia and in particular looking at early religions in these regions.

Preparing for the Event

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