Travel: Tierradentro – tombs & Colombia’s ancient past

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Colombia has a number of ancient ruins. But the two most important are in the south of the country where large stone statues and hundreds of deep tombs are located on mountain tops.  Amidst the  wild, isolated countryside visitors get to glance into Colombia’s ancient past. The two towns are San Augustin and Tierradentro located about a half a day’s travel one from the other. Continue reading “Travel: Tierradentro – tombs & Colombia’s ancient past”

San Agustin – archaeology – stone sculptures – pre-Colombian mystery

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Colombia has a number of ancient ruins throughout the country but the two most important archaeological sites are found in the southern departments of Huila and Cauca where stone statues and deep tombs are rooted in  countryside’s mountaintops. Located a day’s travel, one  from the other, are the pueblos of San Agustin and Tierradentro. Continue reading “San Agustin – archaeology – stone sculptures – pre-Colombian mystery”