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Balsa Muisca at the Gold Museum  
   

Balsa Muisca at the Gold Museum

This is a model of what the raft, (balsa) looked like during the Musicas ceremony at Lake Guatavita
The Legend of El Dorado - Guatavita

December 26th 2008
The Legend of El Dorado - Guatavita A dull green surface comes to life with a gentle touch from the sun. In the early dusk of morning almost one million people are gathered around the edge of the crater to make an offering of a single piece of gold. The piece is tossed into Guatavita Lake, (Laguna de Guatavita) along with the wish or thought that has been bestowed to it. The cere ... read more
South America » Colombia » Bogota

Colombian Flag Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A 40-year insurgent campaign to overthrow the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s, undergirded in part... ... read more
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