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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Gold is one of 10 metal elements of antiquity.

Did you know that the oldest known discoveries of gold date back to the 5th millennium, before the birth of Christ?

During that time, Egyptian Pharaohs were heralded and worshiped as descendants of the Sun God.

They believed gold to be a divine metal and it was present during burial processions as a means to attain immortality.

Often, a deceased Pharaoh was covered in gold and his burial chambers were filled with objects made out of silver and gold.

Back in 1923 on Feb 16th, Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb and the Pharaoh’s sarcophagus. Within were 3 gold coffins nested within each other, the innermost consisting of solid gold and weighing over 108 kilograms.

Also found within the burial chamber were chariots made out of white gold, golden statues and daybeds. Even Tutankhamun’s wooden shrine was covered in gold leaf applied to a layer of stucco!

So you can see, from ancient times gold was considered to be very valuable and still is and that is why smart investors are still buying gold today!

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