Engraved gold band
Colombia,  History,  Postcards from the road

A postcard from Colombia: finding gold

Engraved gold band
In the Gold Museum, Bogota

Pre-Columbian gold

Bogota’s Gold Museum, El Museo del Oro, holds a stunning collection of pre-Columbian gold and other metals.

In total the museum has 55,000 pieces, 6,000 of which are on display, making it the largest collection of gold artefacts in the world.

The quality of the craftsmanship at times astounded me, and thanks to an informative guide we also learned a lot about the belief systems of the different indigenous peoples of Colombia as reflected in the designs.

At PR’s suggestion, below, I’m linking this to the Only in Museum challenge, a new one for me!


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