Lead: Francisco Pizarro had been nibbling around the edges of the west of coast of South America for years.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Rumors of vast stocks of gold and silver owned by native tribes living in the mountain passes of the Andes in what is now Peru pulled Pizzaro and a small band of adventurers on a series of ever-southward voyages from 1524 until the fall of 1532.