The Search for El Dorado

The Search for El Dorado

by John Hemming


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The Search for El Dorado by John Hemming

The legend of El Dorado, and of a naked ruler who covered his body in gold dust, completely obsessed conquistadors and successive adventurers, who went in search of the sacred gold belonging to the Indians in Central and South America. Here is not only the story of the explorers' cruelty, but also of the indescribable hardships they suffered. Beguilingly illustrated with images from the Gold Museum in Bogotá, as well as the author's own photographs.

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ISBN-13: 9781842124451
Publisher: Phoenix Press, WC2
Publication date: 12/28/2001
Series: Phoenix Press Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.97(d)

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