Museo del Oro / Golden Museum

The Gold Museum (Spanish: El Museo del Oro) is a famous museum located in Bogotá, Colombia.

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The museum displays a selection of pre-Columbian gold and other metal alloys, being the biggest collection in the world .
Together with pottery, stone, shell, wood and textile archaeological objects, these items, made of what to indigenous cultures was a sacred metal, testify to the life and thought of different societies which inhabited what is now known as Colombia before the conquest of the Spanish.

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My librarian colleague Ximena, gave me these bookmarks. 🙂

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