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For thousands of years, mankind has been mesmerised by one particular metal surfacing at the face of the earth: gold. Empires flourished and vanished, just due to the influence of this pure shiny metal that has endazzled so many of us. You may remember the great Mansa Musa, featuring with a coin of gold on the Catalan Atlas, or the ancient Nubians, which were even named after the gold they used to exported to Egypt.
Detail from the Catalan Atlas Sheet 6 showing Mansa Musa, 1375. Public domain.