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AVILA REACTS TO MY REVIEW OF ‘BEYOND EL DORADO: POWER AND GOLD IN ANCIENT COLOMBIA’ AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM IN THE FOLLOWING WAY:

‘To the “modern man” it appears almost unconceivable the fact that past individuals didn’t care much about the concept of decoration, but the reality is that even the paint used to accentuate their bodies had a specific meaning. And it does seem that we are getting closer to answer the question… “Why didn’t the Egyptians (and for the same matter the precolombian nations) use the invention of the wheel to move heavy objects?”

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