Skount, Skullduggery, and a Faceless Spanish Conquistador

“This historical character is a clear example of how a human being in search of better life, new experiences and knowledge, can become corrupted by power and greed, causing death – and even attract own death,” says Skount of this faceless conquistador now painted in Almagro, Spain.

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Skount. “Explorer, Conqueror and Death” Almagro, Spain. January, 2015. (photo © Skount)

Certainly Diego de Almagro was not without valor and bravery – conquesting Peru, “discovering” Chile, and one of the first Europeans to have a child with a native Indian. But all that plundering of wealth and land and treasure eventually let to a number of enemies who wanted him skewed like a martini olive.

Our thanks to Skount for this history lesson and possibly life lesson, depending on your interpretation.

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Skount. “Explorer, Conqueror and Death” Almagro, Spain. January, 2015. (photo © Skount)

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Skount. “Explorer, Conqueror and Death” Almagro, Spain. January, 2015. (photo © Skount)

 

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