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”

Exploring the Archaeological Sites of San Agustin on Horseback

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I’ve been to San Agustin several times before and seen most of the archaeological statues. I’d hiked around the park above town – Bosque de las Estatuas and did the jeep tour of the sites: Alto de los Idolos, Alto de los Piedras and El Tablon. But there were some painted statues at the sites of La Pelota and La Chaquira I’d been wanting to see for a long time both of them located in the mountains above the town of San Agustin. Continue reading “Exploring the Archaeological Sites of San Agustin on Horseback”