Battle of the elements: Gold has gleamed through the ages

PhysicsWorld/James Dacey

Image of gold representation on periodic table“The ancient Egyptians believed their gods had shimmering skin made from gold. While the Aztec word for gold, teocuitlatl, literally translates as ‘excrement of the gods’. From ancient Rome to the California gold rush, this dense shimmering metal has been immutably connected with divine quality and the sense of opportunity. The reason for this is simple: gold is the most special element of them all.”

USAGOLD note:  A cleverly written piece on the origins of gold and how the ancients might have had it right after all. . . . . .

Repost from 6-13-2019

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