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Dating between 900 and 700 BC, they measure roughly 3 centimeters (1.2 in) and are composed of pure gold thread.
Archaeologists believe they were part of ceremonial clothing worn by the region’s Bronze Age Sun worshipers.
For decades, the golden rhino was charged with political importance.
When the figurine was unearthed in 1932, white South Africans refused to admit that black Africans had created the rhino.
It was located along the Botswana border in South Africa.
This sophisticated state had vast trade routes that stretched to Egypt and Asia.
Along with the rhino, 9 kilograms (20 lb) of golden jewelry, beads, and other animal figures have been recovered.
In 2015, 2,000 gold spirals were unearthed in Zealand, Denmark.
Several golden broaches were found during the same dig. In the 19th century, local farmers dug up six golden bowls in a nearby field.
Experts theorize that this concentration of precious metal suggests that the area was particularly important to Bronze Age inhabitants.
The rings are composed of several sheets of gold and contain intricate imagery from Minoan mythology.
Experts believe these rings were crafted in Crete and used as seals for official documents.
Given its brilliance and eternal luster, gold was magically linked with the Sun.