Muisca, Gold & El Dorado

Muisca, Gold & El Dorado

The Muisca people of ancient Mesoamerica had such an abundance of gold that it became their preferred material for handicrafts. The legend of El Dorado is also related to them. El Dorado was the name of a Muisca tribal chief who covered himself in Gold Dust and dived into a lake as part of a ritual. The story later morphed into one of a golden city in the center of a lake.

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