A massive gold ring and a gold leaf from a royal crown are the latest archaeological discoveries in the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Sozopol, site of the ancient town of Apollonia. The site of archaeological excavations on Cape Skamniy in Sozopol... [continue reading]
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Gold, chemical symbol Au (from the Latin aurum meaning ‘shining dawn’), is a precious metal which has been used since antiquity in the production of jewellery, coinage, sculpture, vessels and as a decoration for buildings, monuments and statues. Gold does not corrode and so it became a symbol of immortality and power in many ancient cultures... [continue reading]