South America

The Churches of Chiloé represent a unique example in Latin America of an outstanding form of ecclesiastical wooden architecture.

Churches of Chiloé

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The ruins of São Miguel das Missões in Brazil, and those of San Ignacio Miní, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa María la Mayor in Argentina are the impressive remains of five Jesuit missions

Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis

The Muisca would honor a new leader by covering his body in gold dust and then submerging him, his raft, and other offerings into the sacred lake.

Muisca Raft