Archaeology Museum, Sogamoso
The Archaeology Museum of Sogamoso is a museum on the archaeological findings in the area of sacred City of the Sun Sogamoso, Boyacá, Colombia. The museum hosts 4000 pieces of the Muisca and the Herrera Period. The museum was founded in 1942 by archaeologist Eliécer Silva Celis who helped building the reconstruction of the Sun Temple in the museum. The archaeology museum is since 1953 curated by the Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, based in Tunja.
Museo Arqueológico de Sogamoso
Reconstructed Sun Temple
|Location||Calle 9ª No. 6-45|
|Founder||Eliécer Silva Celis|
|Director||Margarita Silva Montaña|
The museum contains an archaeological park, paleontology, pre-Columbian and Muisca sections. An area is dedicated to the mining of carbon, musical instruments and cloths of the Muisca, mummies, metallurgy and reconstructions of the bohíos (houses) of the Muisca. The main attraction is the reconstructed Sun Temple of 18 metres (59 ft) high.
In 2015, a grave was discovered on the terrain of the museum.
- (in Spanish) Grave found on the terrain of the museum
- (in Spanish) Museum description at Boyacá cultural
- (in Spanish) Website Museum Archived 2016-06-17 at the Wayback Machine
- (in Spanish) Description museum
- (in Spanish) Sun Temple in the museum - Pueblos Originarios
- (in Spanish) Fiesta del Huán
- (in Spanish) Museum description at official website Sogamoso
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