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Suroy- suroy sa Sugbo! PART 3: History and Gold of Boljoon, Cebu

Snapshots of  my short stop-over in the National Heritage Town of Boljoon.
The Town of Boljoon is situated along the southeast coast of Cebu. The town was created in 1598 and one of the oldest in Southern Cebu. Located in the town is one of the Philippine's oldest Church- THE BOLJOON CHURCH. Great stories of the past  lies in the walls, surroundings, and grounds of the said hundred years old church.
Good to know that the town preserves and protects proof of Philippine's great history and "treasure". Church's convent currently serves as museum of artifacts and treasures unearth in the nearby ground by anthropologists from University of San Carlos and The National Museum.
The National Historical Institute declared Boljoon Church as National Historical Landmark in 1999 and year 2000 when it was confirmed by the National Museum as National Cultural Treasure. 
Taking pictures inside the museum is strictly prohibited. Luckily, I was allowed to take photos of selected artifacts, images, and wall posts with significant details.



antique decorations made from seashells and corals
century old cloth with pure gold thread 
the archaeological excavations
working anthropologists from University of San Carlos and The National Museum
Digital illustration of the ancient community of Boljoon-the current location of the church ,which explains  why there are treasures buried on the church's grounds.
based from carbon dating, skeletal remains  are between 340 and 500 years old.
list of oldest churches in the Philippines which includes Boljoon Church


The current status of excavation ground



a gold necklace
THE BOLJOON CHURCH

3 comments:

  1. I'll definitely put Boljoon on my itinerary next time I visit Cebu. I've been reading good reviews about this place lately.

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  2. Small town lng ang boljoon pero napakainteresting ng mga kwento at lugar d2,,,

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