Golden Tara of Agusan
One of the main reasons why I am always drawn to museums when I travel is that I would want to see, in real life, the fascinating things that I've only read in books or have seen in the films, such as archaeological artifacts or the paintings of Van Gogh and Dali . Museums give you access to all that. I majored in History when I was an undergraduate in the University of the Philippines. As such, I am always excited to see artifacts and historical curiosities that I encounter during my travels. But sometimes, they also make me sad, like when I saw the Golden Tara of Agusan in the Field Museum in Chicago. The reverse of the Golden Tara The Golden Tara is a gold statue of a Hindu-Malayan deity discovered in 1917 in Esperanza, Agusan del Sur, in southern Philippines. Weighing about four pounds, the 21-karat gold statue depicts a woman deity sitting cross-legged, ornamented with a headdress and various accruements in the arms and legs. It was dated to early 13
UNDERWATER MINI-CASTLE AT CATHEDRAL, ANILAOReplyDelete
The underwater castle in Cathedral, Anilao, Batangas, is made of concrete poured over the reinforcing stainless steel bars. It was the special project of a Master Scuba Diver Course. There is a "NAUI" stainless steel plaque on one side of the castle. It is almost 20 years old. The castle has nothing to do with UP.
By the way, I was the Instructor of the class that deployed the castle, I was there, so that's how I know :-)ReplyDelete
thanks for the bit of trivia :)Delete