Talk about the country’s old riches!
100 gold artifacts from Mindanao will be showcased at an exhibit in New York which will run from September 11 to January 3, 2016 according to local reports!
The exhibit, entitled “Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms” will be hosted by the Asia Society in New York! The said exhibit will reportedly feature gold pieces dating back to the 12th century, before the Spaniards arrived on Philippine shores.
The reports also said that the gold artifacts hail from Butuan in Mindanao, as it was around the 12th century that Butuan reached its peak in wealth.
Some of the artifacts include jewelry such as necklaces, bangles, waistbands, chains, ritual bowls, ceremonial weapons, and many other types that show the early use of gold in the country.
Seeing as these are some of the few artifacts from our pre-colonial past, they are indeed treasures of forgotten kingdoms and places!
What do you think of this??