By Christi Tzelili (B Class)
HISTORY: The El-Dorado was a king of a wealthy and imaginary land. It is said that every year people used to sprinkle him with golden dust and then they carried him to the lake Guatavita. They used to do this ceremony because they wanted to please their gods. This story became a thrill triggering off the fantasy of many greedy gold diggers.
WHERE DO THE ARCHAEOLOGIST’S SEARCH: The first who tried to find the city of El-Dorado was Sebastian de Benalcazar and then a German researcher called Alexander von Humbolt. Many more tried to find that city but most of them lost their lives. But now it seems that the glorious city of El-Dorado filled with gold is a myth.
(Source: SCIENCE ILLUSTRATED Magazine,Issue 65, February 2011, page 23)