Posts Tagged: gold

Dragon Fruit, Better than Gold?

As eyewitness accounts go, Pedro de Castañeda’s Narrative of the Coronado Expedition is as fresh as if the search for gold was only yesterday. Too bad they didn’t find gold, yet they did find other treasures — even if they were the edible kind. Castañeda recounts events in the Valley of Suya (exact location unknown,… Read more »

Seven Cities of Gold … Pottery

The Aztecs called gold teocuitlatl (teh-oh-KWEE-tlah-tl), or excrement of the gods. My guess is, that name fits, and probably for the same reasons you might surmise. I’ll wait for your comment to find out. The most beautiful artisan application I have personally seen are the gold shoes discovered in King Tut’s tomb. Gold has many… Read more »