guatavita

London

More to the north lays a perfect round mountain lake: Laguna de Guatavita. The Eldorado myth is based on a Muisca ritual that took place here. An obsession that even at the beginning of the previous century flourished. In 1899 – 1910 a British enterprise drained the lake by employing a dozen indigenous people. The found treasures from Guatavita were sent to London. There they where first exhibited and afterwards put up for auction at Sotheby’s.