El Museo del Oro – The Museum of Gold in Bogotá

The museum displays a selection of pre-Columbian gold and other metal alloys, such as Tumbaga, and contains the largest collection of gold artifacts in the world. The museum has a collection of pottery, stone, shell, wood and textile objects, these items, made of a– to indigenous cultures – sacred metal, testify to the life and thought of […]

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Omayra Sánchez – Τhe child symbol rests in Armero

On November 13, 1985, the Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupted. At 9:10 pm of that night, Volcanic debris mixed with ice to form massive lahars (volcanically induced mudflows, landslides, and debris flows), which rushed into the river valleys below the mountain, killing nearly 23,000 people and destroying Armero and 13 other villages. Loss of life was exacerbated […]

Carlos Gardel – Τhe voice that muted in Medellín

Gardel’s baritone voice and the dramatic phrasing of his lyrics made miniature masterpieces of his hundreds of three-minute tango recordings. Together with lyricist and long-time collaborator Alfredo Le Pera, Gardel wrote several classic tangos. Carlos Gardel was born in Toulouse, France, on 11 December 1890. The French Argentine singer, songwriter, composer and actor, and the most prominent figure […]