Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Video: Gold of the Ancestors, the Surigao Treasure
This video shows part of a broadcast program featuring the story behind the Surigao Treasure discovered in northern part of the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. The Surigao Treasure is the most impressive collection of gold artifacts found in the country and dates back to the 10th - 13th century. The collection includes extraordinary gold belts and one items known as the "Sacred Thread" that may be the single most impressive solid gold personal ornament in the world. The Surigao Treasure is located at the Ayala Museum in Makati, a business district in Metro Manila, and also at the Central Bank of the Philippines.