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The History of Gold

The Golden Rhino

A golden rhinoceros was found at Mapungubwe, which is a valuable part of our heritage. When Mapungubwe was abandoned in about 1270, Great Zimbabwe became the new centre of the gold trade for the next two centuries.

Click on the Golden Rhinoceros image on the right to read more about this ancient treasure.

The Golden Timeline

Take a trip through time as you map your way along the GOLDEN TIMELINE and discover the history of gold through the ages.

1.) Open the GOLDEN TIMELINE
in a new window
2.) Download a printable
version of the GOLDEN
TIMELINE
(Acrobat Reader
file – PDF – 926KB)

 

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