For decades, items made of gold have been hyped by merchants for their desirability and are highly coveted by many as symbols of luxury, style and wealth. But this modern-day obsession with gold can actually be traced to ancient cultures around the world. Gold has been at the center of human history for thousands of […]
Where Did the Ancient Egyptians Find all their Gold?
Literally tons of gold was used to make a variety of spiritual items. Where did it come from? Many people think of gold when they consider Ancient Egypt ever since the sparkling tomb of the child king Tutankhamun was exhumed in 1922 with its untold riches and sparkling fortune in gold. It appeared as though […]
Gold Mining in Egypt – Vast Unexplored Deposits
Gold mining in Egypt dates back to the predynastic times. We have all seen the gold ornaments and jewelry worn by the Egyptian pharaohs. It is believed that most of the gold used to make those beautiful ornaments was sourced from Egypt, most likely from placer deposits that were mined from the Nile River. Today, […]