Daily Archives: 5. July 2016

History of gold in art: ancient Egypt

In today’s consumer society, gold has become a symbol of money. But what was its significance of this shiny metal to those civilizations that came even thousands of years before us? Let’s start with one ancient civilization that has come to be identified with golden treasures like no other: ancient Egypt. An embarrassment of riches Unlike many other ancient societies, ancient Egypt had unique characteristics. Many other cultures searched for gold from faraway lands. They would trade and barter to get their hands on this precious metal. In northeast Africa, however, the Egyptians were blessed with seemingly unlimited reserves of […]