Friday, December 14, 2012

#896 Bogota Gold Muesum, Bogota, Colombia

When you see the sheer amount of exquisite pieces of gold in the Bogota Gold Museum, you get an idea of just why the Spanish went so crazy in South America and just why the pirates love to raid them! Even more, this is just a small fraction of what's left as they melted most of it down and sent it off to Europe.
Once you have gone into the meter-wide vault, you see piece after piece, large and small, in traditional shapes and designs. The little iconic people image were my favorites, but I also loved the various jaguars! Masks were popular, but the room with all the disks (shown above) where things were all around a lit up spectacularly, and under the floor, was fabulous.

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