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Our admiration for the most precious of metals dates back millennia. Created in the depths of supernovas, gold likely appeared to early humans in streams as shining nuggets. Since then, mighty ancient civilisations have pursued its beauty and wealth, in turn propelling innovations that have undeniably shaped the world we live in today. Join us as we dig deep in this episode to uncover the history of how gold was mined, melted and moulded into everyday items. We discover how techniques used in these processes changed the landscape of future industry and how our ancient ancestors’ drive to adorn themselves with gold led to breakthroughs that would send ripples through engineering history. From bellows and blast furnaces to camshafts, jewellery fastenings and currency, our hunger to covet gold has pushed us to invent, advance and expand.