Wrong Bones in That Sarcophagus: 444 Years Later, Mystery of Pizarro Is Laid to Rest
February 10th, 1985 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO | Times Staff Writer
LIMA, Peru—The life and bloody assassination of Francisco Pizarro are well-documented. The mystery, however, did not begin until after his death–and it has endured for four centuries.
Now, scientific detectives say they have finally solved The Case of the Conqueror’s Bones. Unmasking an impostor mummy along the way, the investigators say they have positively identified the bones of the elusive Pizarro, enabling them to reconstruct a 444-year-old murder in startling detail…
Click to read about how the Pizarro mystery was solved — and see the forensic rendering of what Conquistador Francisco Pizarro really looked like — on the new Web site of archaeologist Hugo R. Ludeña.
It’s really worth checking out.