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Who discovered the element Au for gold?

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Gold occurs as the element in nature and so was discovered in prehistoric times. The symbol Au comes from the latin word for gold - Aurum, which intern is named after Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn. The word 'gold' itself is anglo-saxon in
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