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A History of Gold

A History of Gold

A History of Gold - the Ancient World

A History of Gold - the Ancient World

A History of Gold - the Ancient World. What makes gold so much more precious than, say, copper? Why is it that throughout history, gold has reflected wealth and power, has been a reason to go to war, and has been associated with the gods?. From the highly publicized discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb, everyone knows about the importance of gold in Ancient Egypt. Gold was equally as important to the Ancient Greeks, but mainly as a financial commodity. The Ancient Romans also valued gold

A History of Gold - The Middle Ages

A History of Gold - The Middle Ages

A History of Gold - The Middle Ages. Although the 1000 years marking the end of the ancient world (from about 40-1400 AD) were not too outstanding with respect to all things gold, this precious metal continued to make an impact and to figure prominently in the hallmarks of this era. Gold-mining activities ceased with the fall of the Roman Empire. But gold mining was resumed in the 6th century by the Byzantine Empire, in Central Europe and France.

A History of Gold - The Early Modern Period

A History of Gold - The Early Modern Period

A History of Gold - The Early Modern Period. The Early Modern Period, referring to the years 1400-1800, saw a resurgence in gold's popularity.

A History of Gold - The Modern Age

A History of Gold - The Modern Age

A History of Gold - The Modern Age. The 19th century’s most significant "gold moment" came when John Marshallfound flakes of gold while building a sawmill for John Sutte. This triggered the California Gold Rush which hastened the settlement of the American West as news of the discovery spread far and wide The early 20th century also saw new discoveries and developments with regard to gold's versatility. Sigmund Freud speculated about our obsession with this metal.

Gold Jewelry - Journey from Traditional to Modern

Gold Jewelry - Journey from Traditional to Modern

Gold Jewelry - Journey from Traditional to Modern. Gold has always been the most highly prized metal, adorning people for ages. Beautiful gold jewelry has played a significant role in different cultures and societies around the globe. Traditional gold jewelry was designed to symbolize specific cultures and to make ornaments such as necklaces, brooches, earrings, rings and bracelets, anklets, pendants, bangles, cufflinks among others