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The Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) showcases the work of art of Colombia’s first inhabitants, who believed gold was the materialization of the Sun as life-giving energy god.

Its collection also includes objects like pottery, stone and wood and more than 33,000 items of gold and emeralds and other precious materials crafted in pre-Hispanic times.

One of the most important pieces in the gallery is the he Muisca Raft “Balsa Muisca”, cast in one sole piece using the lost wax technique in a clay mold, made of extremely pure gold (over 80%) with native silver and copper alloy. It has been interpreted as the representation of El dorado Ceremony.

You can preview the exhibition in 26 panoramic and interactive images here
http://www.banrepcultural.org/gold-museum/tour-of-the-gold-museum-in-360

The Gold Museum is also part of theGoogle Art project [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]