Monday, July 17, 2017

Panama City, Panama

In the 16th century what as the most important European city on the Pacific coast of the New World? Panama. The ruins are now known as Panama Viejo. The Spanish needed a city here so they could haul Inca wealth across the isthmus and back to the Old World. A pirate attack in 1671 finally did it in, but the new Panama City was built only a few miles away. [2017]

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