The Peace of God to all that belong to the Light,
In 1976 the Colombian Archaelogists Gilberto Cadavid and Rosa Fernanda Herrera reported first time to the western world the existence of a citadel
next to the Buritaca River, that once was inhabited by 8000 people, probably around the year 700 A.D, in the middle of the Sierra Nevada of Sta Marta,
in the center of a region with about 250 villages built by the Tayrona Civilization.
The Place was known since centuries as Teyuna by the Kogui, Arhuaco and Wiwa aborigines, micro nations that speak a Chibcha Language. Today the place
is worldwide known as Ciudad Perdida, the Lost city, since it is surrounded by jungle, one of the marvels of the prehispanic world, since it reveals
the existence of a civilization that in many aspects is able to compete with Mexican and Peruvians ones.
Ciudad Perdida is the most important site among the Prehispanic monumental architecture of Colombia and of all the South American shore of the
Caribbean sea, it is the most important archaeological site of all the region located in between the Maya region of Mesoamerica and the Inca one of
Sierra Nevada de Sta Marta represents the highest Mountains Chain next to any sea in the world, with peaks that reach almost 6 kilometers tall, like
Bolivar and Colon ( Columbus) that are the highest points of Colombia. As a consequence of the Altitude the Sierra comprise dozens of different
ecosystems, from the shores of the warm Caribbean sea to the snowy Glaciers.
Colombia was already considered an important archaeological zone before this discovery, the country has the most outstanding collection of Gold
Prehispanic objects ever of all the Americas, more than 38000 that are exhibited in the Gold Museum of the Central Bank of Colombia ( Banco de la
Besides that also in Colombia are located at least three other major archaeological findings, the irrigation artificial canals built by the Zenu
Civlization in the Caribbean too, the impressive gallery of artificial tunnels built in the region of Tierradentro, that consitute a major pantheon of
cemeteries as large as the valley of the kings in Egypt and finally their own unique best sculptures complex of Southamerica in Huila Region, a
combination of Stonehenge with the Eater island statues located close to the town of San Agustin.
The finding of Ciudad Perdida, the Lost city of the Caribbean, was received enthusiastically by the international Archaeological community that
considered it the most important occurred at the end of the XX century, a city built 700 to 800 years before Machu Pichu in Peru.
Ciudad Perdida was the capital of a precolumbian kingdom extended along the entire Sierra Nevada that comprise villages, interconnected through a web
of pathways and long stairs that climb hundreds of mountains altogether all built with volcanic stones.
The Tayrona people constructed in a style of stones terraces that required really complex retaining walls to be able to transform extremely sloped
mountains in flat surfaces over which houses of bamboo wood with palm roofs can be located. The quality of the work is superb since it has never
collapsed along centuries of the so strong raining seasons, including tropical storms and hurricanes, of the most humid area of the Americas.
Thanks for your attention,
The Angel of Lightness
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