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How Gold Was Used in Ancient Egypt

A prezi about how gold was used in Ancient Egypt.

Caillou Pettis

on 8 January 2013

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by Caillou Pettis How Gold Was Used in Ancient Egypt Why did Egyptians use gold? Gold was considered the flesh of the gods.
Gold had powers of the sun god.
Gold was easy to work with.
But it id not tarnish or deteriorate. It was used to cover furniture and the tombs of the Pharaohs. Gold was also used to cover statues. To make jewelry: amulets, bracelets, rings, head jewelry, necklaces, anklets. King Tut's three coffins: the coffin he was in was totally made of gold. What was gold used for? Ancient Egypt had 1,300 gold mines. It was found in the Upper Nile. Gold was also found in the Nubian Desert. Since they used so much gold they ran out and got gold from Yemen and South Africa. Where did Egypt get it's gold? There was 3500 - 5000 artifacts of gold found in his tomb. It was worth millions. He was wearing a gold face mask in his tomb. King Tut's Tomb
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