Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
A review of this fascinating exhibition at the British Museum, which runs until 23 March 2014. With more than 300 pieces on display it powerfully brings to life the sophisticated metal working techniques employed by Colombian craftsmen over more than 3,500 years.
Timothy Green, Author and
Tim has been writing about gold for over 40 years. His first book, The World of Gold, came out in 1968 and was revised several times. He also wrote The Gold Companion: The A-Z of Mining, Marketing, Trading and Technology for the Swiss company MKS Finance SA. His latest book, The Ages of Gold, on the 6,000 years’ history of the metal, was published in 2007 by GFMS, the precious metals research company, for whom he was also a consultant on world gold markets for three decades. In 2010, he wrote Building a Global Brand, The London Good Delivery List 1750- 2010 for the LBMA.