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How Are Chemistry, Ancient Romans, and the Northern Lights Connected?

The chemical symbol for gold is AU, from the Latin word aurum meaning “shining dawn” and from Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn. In 50 B.C., Romans began issuing gold coins called the Aureus and the smaller solidus.

(Source: facts.randomhistory.com)

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