Did you ever stop to wonder why gold is so highly prized? The soft precious metal has a long history as currency and in fashion. Furthermore, the streets of heaven are supposedly made of golden paving stones.
Gold is a chemical element designated as Au on the periodic table of elements. In its purest natural form, the metal gold shines brightly. The coveted metal has a slightly reddish cast or tint. Gold has distinctive properties:
“Gold conducts electricity, does not tarnish, is very easy to work, can be drawn into wire, can be hammered into thin sheets, alloys with many other metals, can be melted and cast into highly detailed shapes, has a wonderful color and a brilliant luster.”
We know gold has been a favorite of jewelry-makers and their patrons – the people who bought and wore the finery – because of the large number of exquisite examples that have survived the ravages of antiquity.
When King Tut’s tomb was unsealed on February 16, 1923, in Thebes, Egypt, by English archaeologist Howard Carter, the last coffin the explorers found was made of solid gold! This precious burial container housed the preserved mummified remains of the boy-king Tutankhamen himself.
Over King Tut’s face was placed a large, heavy funereal mask – again, crafted from solid gold.
Before the rise of the Egyptian pharoahs, the oldest civilization known on Earth existed in a kingdom called Sumer (which means “land of the civilized kings”) in southern Mesopotamia – now southern Iraq and Kuwait.
Archaeological evidence of the ancient Sumerian civilization showed they appeared on the flood plain of the coastal lowlands of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers around 4000 BC.
The Sumerians produced no gold of their own but traded for it frequently, using it to create dining utensils, jewelry, and ceremonial objects.
Between 2900–2350 BC, Sumerian royalty in the fabled city of Ur imported vast quantities of gold. Gorgeous and valuable pieces of jewelry and other crafted items have been discovered and put on display in museums.
Sir Leonard Woolley excavated sixteen royal tombs in the 1920s and 1930s, revealing a vaulted burial chamber for the king or queen, an adjoining pit containing the remains of some 74 attendants, and a ramp that led into the grave from the ground. Check out the fancy headgear one of the ladies in waiting sported in her final repose:
“This delicate chaplet of gold leaves separated by lapis lazuli and carnelian beads adorned the forehead of one of the female attendants in the so-called King’s Grave. In addition, the entombed attendants wore necklaces of gold and lapis lazuli, gold hair ribbons, and silver hair rings.”
As mentioned before, gold was not native to Sumeria, indicating that the royals went to great lengths to haul in all that heavy metal:
“Since gold, silver, lapis, and carnelian are not found in Mesopotamia, the presence of these rich adornments in the royal tomb attests to the wealth of the Early Dynastic kings as well as to the existence of a complex system of trade that extended far beyond the Mesopotamian River valley.”
The ancient Sumerians even set up a colony in South America called Kuga-Ki (“Tin Land of the West” or “Sunset Land”) where solid gold tablets have been found with Sumerian writing and images of several shamans (magicians) inscribed on them.
Why were our distant forebearers so obsessed with gold?
One theory is based on the Sumerian account of where humans came from. Authentic and genuine artifacts from the historical record have preserved the writings left behind by the Sumerians who recorded agricultural accounting, poetic epics and stories, laws, prayers, and more.
A single fragmentary tablet with the Sumerian creation myth dates back to 1600 BC. It was unearthed in Nippur, an ancient city founded in 5000 BC, by an expedition from the University of Pennsylvania in 1893. Arno Poebel recognized the writing as Sumerian in 1912 and revealed detailed information about our sky-parents:
“These beings were referred to as gods and they had the power to travel through the sky. While on earth, these beings would dig into the planet’s soil to make it habitable and to gather resources. Some say that the Sumerians were here simply to mine for gold.”
Long story short: aliens called the Annunaki brought their advanced technology to mine gold on Earth to export back to their home planet to repair its failing atmosphere.
After a while, the Annunaki got tired of mining gold in the hot African sun – the Cradle of Civilization. The chief bioengineer got permission from the home world’s ruler to genetically alter proto-humans into reasoning Homo sapiens sapiens capable of taking instructions and communing with divine source on the spiritual side of things.
And there you have it: modern human beings skipped an evolutionary step and leaped onto the world’s stage as distinct civilizations emerged independently of each other, thanks to the Annunaki geneticists who wanted smart animals to serve them.
Humans still slave for gold, quite literally, in mining operations, but also in gold-backed currencies, electronic applications, and brilliant baubles sold at Tiffany’s.
Gold is currently trading high at over $1600 for a bar weighing 31.1 grams – one troy ounce. Do we humans value gold because our ancient alien parents taught us to?