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The Role of Gold in the History of Humanity, Part 1

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Gold should win an Oscar for best performance in the history of humanity. Sometimes it was the protagonist, other times, the villain. Gold¹ is a chemical element, known in the periodic table by Au. Its name is of Latin origin "aurum" meaning bright. William Shakespeare mentioned in his book, The Merchant of Venice. "Not everything that glisters is gold." Perhaps ...