It is said that Teizhuna was a man who came to these lands searching a new opportunity for their families and since then consecrated the place for new generations, also left a scripture and a history for his people. That legacy is an example of the coexistence between nature and mankind.

For the indigenous communities descendants of the Tayronas (Koguis, Arhuacos, Wiwas and Kankuamos), Ciudad Perdida is one of the sacred places within the ancestral territories. In the realm of spirituality, it has a very important meaning, since it is like a threshold to perform the rituals for Mother Earth and the confessions of our being.

There are also writings about the commandments that their people should follow in order to maintain the balance between indigenous people and the Sierra Nevada; they described also the knowledge of Teizhuna history (Teyuna) that was orally passed down from generation to generation by the Mamos (wise men and spiritual leaders).

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216 terraces have been discovered so far, 211 are circular-shape, 4 are quadrangular-shaped and probably were warehouses and one is a “chapel” that was used as a meeting place for the Tairona community?

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