El Dorado Timeline

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  • 600 - 1600
    The Muisca Civilization flourishes in northern South America.
  • 1537
    Lake Guatavita discovered by Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada while on an expedition to the highlands of the Eastern Ranges of the Andes in search of gold.
  • 1595
    Sir Walter Raleigh makes his first unsuccessful attempt to find El Dorado in South America.
  • Mar 1617
    Sir Walter Raleigh again attempts to find El Dorado in South America.