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National Geographic Live! - Fredrik Hiebert: Peruvian Gold
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National Geographic Live! - Fredrik Hiebert: Peruvian Gold

Marvel at centuries of dazzling craftsmanship in gold and silver with National Geographic Archaeology Fellow Fredrik Hiebert as he explores the history and treasures of Peru's rich pre-Inca heritage. Upcoming Events at National Geographic...
Beyond El Dorado: Power and gold in ancient Colombia
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Beyond El Dorado: Power and gold in ancient Colombia

For centuries Europeans were dazzled by the legend of a lost city of gold in South America. A new exhibition at the British Museum reveals the truth behind the myth. For more video content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/1f3YQtP...
Sahara Desert Documentary HD - Africa's trade routes with Caravans of Gold
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Sahara Desert Documentary HD - Africa's trade routes with Caravans of Gold

We always have to keep in mind that a Documentary, after all, can tell lies and it can tell lies because it lays claim to a form of veracity which fiction doesn't. Some of the documentaries are made just to discredit some particular person...
Beer: The Pharaoh's Liquid Gold
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Beer: The Pharaoh's Liquid Gold

A documentary on the invention of beer in ancient Egypt.
Cradle of Gold: The Story of Hiram Bingham and Machu Picchu
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Cradle of Gold: The Story of Hiram Bingham and Machu Picchu

Historian Christopher Heaney relates the story of Hiram Bingham, who stepped into the astounding ruins of Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, 100 years ago.
Gold Spouted Cup from Ur
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Gold Spouted Cup from Ur

The long spout of this gold vessel would probably have been used as a drinking straw. There are engraved decorations around the upper rim and around the base. The gold sheet was hammered. The source of this type of gold is unknown but probably...
The Sutton Hoo Great Gold Buckle
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The Sutton Hoo Great Gold Buckle

This buckle, known as the Great Gold Buckle, is a masterpiece of early medieval craftsmanship. Its form with curved sides and 3 domed bosses resembles Frankish buckles. The plate is a hollow box that opens at the back and locks using 3 movable...
Tumna Gold Beads
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Tumna Gold Beads

Perhaps the most mysterious of all gold ornaments of the Later Bronze Age are the hollow gold balls found at Tumna, Co. Roscommon in Ireland in 1843 CE. Eleven balls are said to have been found when a group of men were tilling land near Tumna...
Gold Silla Crown Ornament
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Gold Silla Crown Ornament

A wing-like ornament, probably to be worn with a gold Silla crown. The wings are decorated with over 400 small gold spangles. From the Cheonmachong or 'Heavenly Horse Tomb', Gyeongju. 6th century CE. National Treasure No. 618. (Gyeongju National...
Gold Crown of Silla
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Gold Crown of Silla

A gold crown of the Silla kingdom of Korea (1st century BCE to 7th century CE). National Treasure No. 191 from the north mound of the Great Tomb at Hwangnam, Geumseong (Gyeongju). 5th century CE. The crown is made of sheet-gold and decorated...