Francisco Pizarro Statue in Cercado de Lima, Peru

The statue of the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro has moved twice since its inauguration in Lima in 1935. Each move has seen it successively demoted, with some seeing the city’s founder as nothing more than an invader and a criminal.

Consensus is hard to come by in regards to the large bronze statue of Francisco Pizarro in Lima, Peru. First, there are conflicting views as to who even sculpted the controversial mounted figure. Was it the work of American sculptor Charles Cary Rumsey...

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