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Ancient Colombian gold under the microscope @the BM

Publication date: Nov 6, 2013 12:27:36 PM

Start: Nov 14, 2013 1:30:00 PM
End: Nov 14, 2013 2:30:00 PM

Location: BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum, London WC1

Musica raft (By Andrew Bertram (World66) [CC-BY-SA-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Marcos Martinón-Torres has been invited to give a lunchtime lecture at the British Museum on 14 November.

At this event, Marcos will share the latest analysis of scientific research on Muisca goldwork from Colombia, showing the skills and errors of individual artists, a peculiar use of gold which challenges our perception of this precious metal, and offer a new interpretation of the famous raft of El Dorado.

While this event is free, booking is essential.

  • Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
  • Ticket Desk in Great Court

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