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History of Gold

A History of Gold. The discovery of gold. Who discovered gold. How gold was discovered. Where gold was discovered. When gold was discovered. Gold's history. Where does gold come from.
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Pure gold precipitate produced by the aqua regia refining process

Jason returns with the golden fleece on an Apulian red-figure calyx krater, ca. 340–330 BC.

Two golden 20 kr coins from the Scandinavian Monetary Union, which was based on a gold standard. The coin to the left is Swedish and the right one is Danish.

Gold is commonly formed into bars for use in monetary exchange.

The world's largest gold bar, at 250 kg, can be seen and touched

You know? Archaeologists have discovered that this element has been used in the Middle East since 6000 years ago. One of their findings is the gold jewellery pieces, which were found in Queen Zer and Queen Pu-abi’s tombs. These gold accessories, which dated back to the 3rd millennium BC, are considered the oldest among the ancient finds.

You know? On Aug. 19, 1848, the New York Herald reported the discovery of gold in California.