There was a time when ancient Persian civilization was in fact the most powerful empires in the world. Though only in power for a little over 200 years, the Persians conquered lands that covered over 2 million square miles. From the southern portions of Egypt to parts of Greece and then east to parts of India, the Persian Empire was known for its military strength and wise rulers.
El Dorado, the city of gold The Spanish conquistadors who in the mid-16th century plundered the New World, witnessed an unusual sight. The leader of the Muiska tribe, who lived near present-day Bogotá, capital of Colombia, during the ceremony of initiation, covered himself with gold dust and jumped into the lake Guatavita. This happening had big effect on the imagination of the Spaniards, and so they created the legend of the gold city of El Dorado.