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Gold Quest: A Treasure Trail Through History…

Gold Quest: A Treasure Trail Through History

by Stephen Biesty

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0340788585, Paperback)

This book tells the story of precious gold, created when stars explode, mined in Ancient Egypt, made into a mummy mask, and buried with a king. But the tomb is robbed and the mask is stolen—and so the gold changes hands and changes shape as centuries pass. It's a prize at the Colosseum in Rome, a gift for Queen Elizabeth I at Nonesuch Palace, counterfeit coins in a sea captain's chest, a toothpick holder at Versailles, gold buttons on a waistcoat bound for Australia, and a necklace in modern New York. Stephen Biesty's richly detailed illustrations and Meredith Hooper's resonant text together tell the awe-inspiring story of the gold and its owners, of hopes and dreams, courage and deceit, romance and adventure.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:35 -0400)

Describes how one piece of precious gold, created billions of years ago, is formed into an Egyptian mask and, as centuries pass and the gold changes hands, is shaped into different objects.

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