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Quote. "While we're on this subject, though, do you think El Dorado was a real place"

Well yes I do think there was a lake into which much treasure was thrown and the story of El Derado is was born around it. Inca Garcilaso de la Vega was born in Peru in 1539 and at the age of 69 he published the first part of the 'Royal Commentaries', and he describes this lake as well as the Gardens of gold and silver.

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"I remember another, similar tale; it had to do with a small lake, about one-half league around, but very deep, and surrounded by high mountains, some six leagues south of Cuzco. It is well known that, on the arrival of the Spaniards, the Indians threw a great part of the treasures from the Cuzco temple into this lake, among other things, the famous gold chain that Huaina Capac had had made, and about which we shall apeak later. Some twelve or thirteen Spanish inhabitants of Cuzco having learned this fact, formed a company among themselves to dry up this lake, and thus retrieve these treasures. After having sounded it, they decided that it was about twenty-three to twenty-four fathoms deep, without counting the added depth of ooze. That seemed a great deal, so they decided to dig a tunnel east of it through which the water could find outlet. They started working in 1557 and, after having dug a gallery more than fifty steps long, encountered rock as hard as silex, from which they got nothing but sparks, whith the result that they became discouraged and abandoned thier project. I have seen the gallery they dug and have even been inside it several times.

There are numerous other places, in the mountains, the lakes and the caves, where the Indians are supposed to have hidden treasures that can never be recovered" .

And so Garcilaso was about 18 at the time. His memories are priceless.

Jim


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