Emeralds Tour in Bogota Colombian emeralds are unique around the world because of the quality and deep colour of the crystals. In this tour you will learn about the history of the emeralds, where and how they are found, how they are processed and sold in the market.The tour will start by going into one of the exposition rooms of the Gold Museum where you will be contextualized on the first discoveries and uses of the emerald in the indigenous tribes of the precolonial period. ...
odditiesoflife: The Gruesome History of Shrunken Heads The ancient indigenous tribes of Ecuador and Peru were the people that transformed history with the practice of making shrunken heads. The heads were called tsantas. As much flesh from the back and chest as possible was carefully preserved when the head was chopped off. This way, the head would not resemble a withered, contorted raisin later on. If no flesh was recovered, then a vine was used to stretch the skin.
Emerald Mound Site - On Natchez Trace, was built by the Plaquemine Culture, whose descendants include the natchez and Cherokee tribes. Note similarity to Mayan temple sites and pyramids on Yucatan peninsula, such as Pyramid of the Magi.
Amazon, South America Dense rainforests and steamy jungles packed with lingering rivers, interesting wildlife, indigenous tribes and lush vegetation how could the Amazon region possibly have not made this list! It has all the right ingredients for an unforgettable adventure-land. (credit: Getty Images)
In 1847, the Choctaw nation raised $170 for Irish Famine relief, an incredible sum at the time worth in the tens of thousands of dollars today. They had an incredible history of deprivation themselves, forced off their lands in 1831 and made embark on a 500 mile trek to Oklahoma called “The Trail of Tears.”