Museum of Gold Artifacts - San Jose, Costa Rica
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 09° 56.010 W 084° 04.600
16P E 820580 N 1099471
Quick Description: The Museo de Oro in San Jose has many artifacts from around 500 AD... many of them gold pieces fashioned into jewelry and sculptures.
Location: Costa Rica
Date Posted: 9/30/2013 6:35:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ694
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TrailGators
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Long Description:
The Museum shares 3 floors underground with the Museo Numismático (National Coin Museum) and features ancient artifacts ...mostly made from gold...but also ceramics and pottery and the like to educate the viewer about life in the area before Columbus.
Wikipedia (visit link) adds:

"The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum (Spanish: Museo del Oro Precolombino) is a museum in San José, Costa Rica. It is located in a subterranean building underneath the Plaza de la cultura and is managed by the Banco Central de Costa Rica. The museum has a substantial collection of over 1600 artifacts of Pre-Columbian gold dating back to AD 500.The collection includes Costa Rica's first coin, the Media Escudo which was minted in 1825, animal (notably frog) figurines, amulets, earrings, erotic statuettes and El Guerrero, a life sized gold warrior figure adorned with gold ornaments in a glass case. In Costa Rican history, gold was considered a symbol of authority and the items are testament to the craftmanship of the Pre-Columbian period. There is also a replica of a pre-Columbian grave containing 88 gold objects which was unearthed on a banana plantation in southeastern Costa Rica in the 1950s.

The Museo Numismático (National Coin Museum) is also located in the same building on the ground level and features displays dating back to 1236, including coins, banknotes and unofficial items such as coffee tokens. The "Casa de Moneda" is also located on the ground level with information on the history of minting in Costa Rica and displays illustrating its development."

See the Museum's own website at (visit link)
Type: Ruins

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