How the Golden Raft of El Dorado Was Crafted

  • Published 1 year ago
  • Not Rated

It is a shame that Muisca people are not nearly as researched as Aztec, Mayas, and Incas. They are one of the four advances civilizations of America.

Muisca people are best known for the legend of El Dorado. The legend was born in the 16th century, when the Spanish conquerors arrived on Muisca territory. The rumor about a city made entirely out of gold spread quickly.

According to the legend, the city of gold was hidden deep in the Colombian mountains. The myth of El Dorado has attracted millions of explorers and treasure hunters. The most representative symbol of the El Dorado is the Muisca raft, an outstanding gold votive discovered in 1856.

The golden sculpture, made out of an alloy of pure gold, more than 80%, with native silver and some copper is the best example of the advanced intelligence Muisca people had. The Muisca raft is symbol of a ritual ceremony.

This short documentary explains the impressive and complicated method that was used to craft the raft, showing the advanced techniques of the tribe in full display.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

History
street fighter documentary
youtube icon
26:28
Gaming +1
New

Street Fighter is one of the most famous video games franchises in the world. The franchise is so popular, they even made a couple of movies out of it.Some 30 years ago, the worl...

  • 79
  • 2 days ago
  • Not Rated
History
dukes of britain
youtube icon
59:00
New

On 9th September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest serving British monarch. And one of the most enduring images of her coronation in 1953 is that she was surrounded...

  • 109
  • 5 days ago
  • Not Rated
History
japanese history
youtube icon
02:45:51

The first human habitation in the Japanese archipelago has been traced to prehistoric times. But this documentary does not go that far.According to legends, Japan was founded...

  • 478
  • 3 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
History
death of Carthage
youtube icon
48:22

When Rome was still in its infancy, Carthage was the dominant power of the Mediterranean. However, as Rome grew, Carthage remained its rival.The city of Carthage had two riva...

  • 525
  • 3 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
Avatar

3,809 Videos / 7,677,860 Views
Tags

Related Articles
In 25 short years, Genghis Khan and his army conquered more lands and people than the Roman Empire did during 400-year rule
  • 321
  • 3 weeks ago
The plot of the book is set in Italy during the time of the Black Death (a plague resulting in deaths of 75 to 200 milli...
  • 550
  • 4 weeks ago
In 2004, Brian Kalt decided to write an article about how some states allowed for a trial in one of the two neighboring ...
  • 364
  • 1 month ago
There are two legends regarding the origin of the Excalibur. The first one is the most famous legend regarding the sword...
  • 508
  • 2 months ago