A Bit of Gold History
Yes, it is an interesting and intriguing fact that Gold Dates Back to Centuries!!!
Are we aware of it? Or are we just using Gold as jewellery & as an investment plan?
Gold dates back centuries. The earliest recorded metal employed by humans appears to be gold. Small amounts of Natural Gold were found in Spanish Caves around 40,000 BC. The Gold –Artefacts were recognized in the early pre-dynastic period in Egypt during the fifth millennium BC and the start of the fourth. Gold artefacts in the Balkans (Balkan Peninsula-Southeast Europe) had appeared from the 4th millennium BC to those found in the Varna Necropolis near Lake Varna in Bulgaria, which is presumed to be the earliest “well-dated” source of gold artefacts. During the 1990’s period, gold artefacts were found at the Wadi Qana (present-day Israel) cave cemetery of the 4th Millennium BC in West Bank, gold artefacts such as the golden hats, pallets and the Nebra Disk which appeared in Central Europe.
The oldest known map of a gold mine dates back to the 19th Century; Dynasty of Ancient Egypt (1320–1200 BC), whereas the first written orientation about gold was recorded in the 12th Dynasty around 1900 BC. Egyptians hieroglyphs as early as 2600 BC label gold, which King Tushratta of Mitanni appealed was “more plentiful than dirt” in Egypt. Egypt and especially Nubia had the resources, capital to brand major gold-producing areas for much of history. One of the primary and oldest known maps, known as the Turin Papyrus, displays the strategy of a gold mine in Nubia together with suggestions of the local geology.