In the 1500s, Spanish conquistadors stole many gold artifacts from the indigenous peoples of modern-day Colombia, including the Muisca and Zenú.
To the indigenous Colombians, these artifacts were not of monetary value -- they were sacred religious objects.

The artifacts represented in this game are held by El Museo del Oro in Bogotá, Colombia.
Yet many of the artifacts stolen by Spanish conquistadors are held in both private and public collections elsewhere in the world.  And illegal trade in stolen artifacts is a global threat to preserving cultural heritage.  This is an ongoing tragedy.

Created by the UNC Charlotte Games and XR Cooperative:
Julio César Bahamón , programmer
Chelsea Brtis , artist
Heather D. Freeman , artist

Call for Action
Watch: Save Culture - End Trafficking
Read: Stealing History: Tomb Raiders, Smugglers, and the Looting of the Ancient World (2006) by Roger Atwood
Visit: The Cultural Antiquities Task Force of the U.S. State Department and UNESCO's Fight Illicit Trafficking, Return & Restitution of Cultural Property


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