Wednesday 19 September 2018

El Dorado comes to S. Korea

An exhibition titled "El Dorado: the Spirits, Gold and the Shaman" is at the National Museum of Korea.

Pre-Colombians saw the golden objects not as material wealth but as a bridge to their gods. Gold was sacred, a metal used in religious offerings.
Pre-Hispanic goldsmiths of Colombia crafted some of the most elaborate objects in ancient South America.