Oct 28, 2007, 06:18 PM
Which is the primary source?
Which is the primary source of information about the treasure of Tapoya? For primary source I understand a document like that:
….. it took captain Munoz, sergeant of Perafan Ribera, governor and general captain thas was of Costa Rica, from seculchres that he found one league that entered in the coast, so quantity of gold that filled two big drawers of Castile, and greedy of more wealth, he wanted to enter with 60 soldiers in the inland and leaving buried near a tree the two drawers ...... walking a league, the indians killed several soldiers and he had to embark escaping as quickly as possible and leaving the two buried drawers and all theis soul, and there they are ........
From a letter of father Agustin Ceballos, Granada, Nicaragua, March 10, 1610
AGI (Seville), Section Panama, bundle 17
Nov 02, 2007, 08:22 PM
Re: Which is the primary source?
HI: Unfortuately I cannot give you that yet, since it is still in the final stages, but othewise, just gather all of the data, in published books, magazines, rumors, legends, or whatever, carefuly sift through eliminating the obviously false, then cross check each other for possibilities. Eventually you end up with a kernel of truth.
This can then be used to back check the discarded data to see it any of it now fits for further verification, then go for it.
Luck and mostly have fun !
Don Jose de La Mancha
"I exist to live, not live to exist"
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