Experience Runde is a part of Runde Environmental Center

Sunday activity on April 23: "GOLD - a shining story"

A book for children of all ages. 

Welcome to a good gold talk! Author John R. Pettersen reads, tells and shows pictures from the book "Gold - a shining history".

For thousands of years, gold has been a sign of wealth. People have been fascinated by this shiny metal ever since the first gold nuggets were found. Gold has led to wars and conflicts. Gold has led people to go on adventures. 

Why is this so? And what is gold? Where does it come from?
Is it true that gold is stardust?

"GOLD - a shining story" is a book about gold treasures, gold digging and gold robbers - about gold money, gold art and the history of gold.

The Round Treasure, the gold treasure from the sinking of the merchant ship Akerendam off Runde in 1725, has a central place in the book.

The book is basically a non-fiction book for children aged 10-14 years, but it is also of great interest to adults.

Author John Roald Pettersen is based in Ålesund and has a background as an educator, journalist and author. He has written more than 20 books, many of them on historical and cultural history topics.

Date: April 23rd
Start: 15:00
Admission £50. Includes a visit to the exhibition to see a real gold treasure

Café and exhibition open from 12:00-17:00 serving food, coffee and cakes

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