My dear #Philippines
, a lot were hidden and taken from us! #RiseUp
Reclaim our identity! Be who we truly are! #Ophir
#History #^Gold Artifacts from the Ancient Philippines
The kingdoms of the ancient Philippines were populated by advanced societies with superior metallurgical technology long before the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan and Spanish explorers in 1521 CE.
We know from Spanish colonial historical records that gold was systematically taken from local inhabitants and from burial sites for the Spanish crown. The Spanish had these objects melted down and transformed into bullion and refashioned to create objects for the Catholic Church.