Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Going for the Gold

Real gold that is!  In this case in the Museo del Central Banco in San Jose.  A fascinating exhibit that includes not only all the the gold artifacts discovered at the various archaeological sites around the country,(except of course those pilfered over the years by grave robbers) but a wonderful re-creation of how the native Costa Ricans might have lived three thousand years ago.

Recreation of how artifacts were found at the excavation site. 
Spinning and weaving cloth
Chiefs and High Priests
Goldsmiths using lost wax casting.
Preparing bodies for burial
Brewing an alcoholic beverage

1 comment:

  1. Amazing what they were able to do with gold. Some of the shapes are amazing!


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