Nobody knows for sure when gold was “born”. Some claim that it is the oldest metal ever used. References to the sparkling metal have been made even in the Bible, more precisely to the land of Havilah.
Some evidence we have starts even from the Holly Bible mentioning a certain land which had gold in its hypogeal. Other masterpieces in literature mention the presence of gold in different epochs and in different parts of the world. Its quantity is said to be large enough to build three villas with twelve rooms.
The Greek shared somehow the same ideas. Homer said in “Iliad” and “Odyssey” that gold was reserved to immortals. Is this the reason why the Pharaohs wanted to have gold mortuary masks? In fact, they were not the only ones. The archeologists have discovered a mortuary mask belonging to Agamemnon, the king of Mycenae which can be admired nowadays as well.
The mortuary mask of Agamemnon, king of Mycenae stands as undeniable proof ever since it has been discovered and preserved in the museum. The other pieces from the Egyptian museums have deciphered the way of the gold in the world as they have the first gold map on a papyrus.
From that idea of immortality maintained through the practice of the kings of having gold mortuary masks, the glittering metal reached a different dimension. It was the equivalent of money and after king Croesus of Lydia minted the first gold coin, all kings followed his example.
Nowadays there are 12 important gold coins in the world. But where could they find gold in the world? The Greek and the Romans tried to solve this problem even from antiquity when they tried to improve the extracting process. Getting closer to present, around 1840, people seemed to have gone crazy and searching for gold became a goal for living. The famous period of the gold rush from America is the best example.
Even though so many centuries have passed, this yellow metal still has not lost its strength. In fact it seems stronger than ever, like a grown up who feels its oats. . If you want to benefit from its power, all you have to do is to buy it as gold is immortal.
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