Antique gold jewelry pieces, jars and plates as well as skeletons 500 years old were found in a digging site at the church plaza here which experts claim to be artifacts from the 15th Century.
Mr. Jojo Bersales, consultant on heritage and museum affairs of Cebu province and also the chairman of the Socio-Anthro Department of the University of San Carlos in Cebu City, said the digging site appears to be a burial ground that dates back before the arrival of the Spaniards in 1521.
These artifacts are on display at the Boljoon Parish Museum along with some antique and interesting items from the church. Can be seen on the slideshow are the 17th century old church vestment woven using gold plated thread. The intricate design explains the great tailoring skills of Boljoanons during that time; Rueda (roller wheel), used to produce continuous bell rings during Liturgy of the Eucharist. The frame was made of molave or tugas wood which explains its sturdy built and bronze metal for the bells.