Answer: What legend fueled further European exploration of northern South America in the 16th and 17th centuries?

The Question: What legend fueled further European exploration of northern South America in the 16th and 17th centuries?

A El Dorado
B Blackbeard’s treasure
C Fountain of Youth

To the Spanish, ‘El Dorado’ (the gilded one) referred first to a king, then a city, then a kingdom. What they all had in common was the promise of great wealth for whoever found this legendary city of gold. The quest cost countless lives and never did yield the untold riches foretold by the myth of El Dorado.

The correct answer is El Dorado.

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