.The Egyptians were the first to have human interaction with gold around 3,000 B.C.
. In Ancient Egyptian mythology, gold played an important role and was prized by Pharaohs and Temple Priests. The capstones on the Pyramids and Giza are made of solid gold.
. The first to use gold as a form of currency was the Kingdom of Lydia, an ancient civilisation in western Turkey.
. Ancient Greeks viewed gold as a social status symbol, and they use gold as a sign of wealth and also a form of currency.
. Across all ancient civilisations, gold is a status symbol used to separate one class from another.
. From emperors to priests to the elites and upper middle class, those who held gold also tended to retain power.