The Dream Of El Dorado - The Lost City, The Legend, And Those Meddling Conquistadors




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Summary: The Dream Of El Dorado - The Lost City, The Legend, And Those Meddling Conquistadors<br><br>The dream of El Dorado, a lost city of gold, led many a conquistador on a fruitless trek into the rainforests and mountains of South America. But it was all wishful thinking. The "golden one" was actually not a place but a person.<br><br>Tragically, the desperate hunt for gold is still very much alive. Archaeologists, working at fantastic research institutions like the Museo del Oro in Bogota, are fighting against a rising tide of looting. So just like the European conquistadors of the 16th Century their modern counterparts continue to ravage South America's past and rob us of the fascinating stories behind it.