The History of Gold

Here comes the Gold!

Gold (Au) is a high value precious metal on the world market. The chemical symbol for gold is Au, is derived from the Latin word aurum, translated to mean "shining dawn.” For thousands of years, gold has been valued by many world civilizations as a scare precious metal, a form of currency, for decoration, jewelry, and as royal wealth by great kings. While the early Egyptians called gold “the breath of God”, Napoleon Bonaparte gilded Paris with gold.

What is the price of gold?

The price of gold is preset daily by the Historical London Fix. A kilo equals 32.15 Troy ounces. While the price of gold may differ day-by-day, investing in gold in general is a worthwhile venture.

King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV

King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV of Toro Kingdom, Uganda, sits on Gold Throne.

Luxor Temple

Early Egyptians called gold "the breath of God".

 
Palace Westminster, London

The Westminster Abbey of London has golden ceiling, with gilded Tudor emblems.