Muisca Tunjo

Server Costs Fundraiser 2023

Running a website with millions of readers every month is expensive. Not only do we pay for our servers, but also for related services such as our content delivery network, Google Workspace, email, and much more. We would much rather spend this money on producing more free history content for the world. Thank you for your help!
$199 / $21000


Mark Cartwright
by Ignacio Perez
published on 01 April 2014

A Muisca tunjo or votive offering, 1200-1600 CE. This 20 cm long gold alloy raft has figures standing on it wearing jewellery and recalls the coronation ceremony of the Muisca culture which gave rise to the legend of El Dorado. (Museo de Oro, Bogotá).

Remove Ads


Cite This Work

APA Style

Perez, I. (2014, April 01). Muisca Tunjo. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Perez, Ignacio. "Muisca Tunjo." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 01, 2014.

MLA Style

Perez, Ignacio. "Muisca Tunjo." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 01 Apr 2014. Web. 05 Feb 2023.