Phoenix (Book published December 31, 2001)


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Author  John Hemming
Publisher  Phoenix
Publication Date   December 31, 2001
ISBN  1842124455
Pages  224

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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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