MUSEO DE ORO
More of the alluring mysteries of Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao lay within the displays of Museo de Oro that houses hundreds of years’ worth of relics and artifacts that were either excavated or passed down among the native tribes of the region. The museum is located within Xavier University in the Divisoria area and it boasts of a collection of prized antiquities from the region’s Bukidnon, T’boli, and Maranao cultures. As a folkloric museum, Museo de Oro will open one’s eyes to the cradle of culture of the now majestic peoples of Region 10 with paintings and ethnographic artifacts that depict how people in before viewed themselves in relation to the universe, the origin of the world, and man in mythic tradition.
A notable piece in the museum collection is a human skeletal remain found at Huluga Cave in Taguanao. The fossil dates back to 377 AD as evidenced by carbon dating test conducted by the University of California, thus, establishing it as one of the earliest known human existence in the entire Mindanao.