Introduction to the exhibition

Organised with Museo del Oro, Bogotá, this exhibition explores the rich and diverse cultures of Colombia before the 16th-century arrival of the Spanish. For centuries Europeans were dazzled by the legend of El Dorado – literally ‘the golden one’. Many stories were told of El Dorado – from a lost city of gold to a man covered in powdered gold. The exhibition uncovers the fascinating truth behind some of these myths.

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