Fun facts about gold Mining for schools
Fun facts about gold. Mapungubwe, in the far north of South Africa, was the biggest kingdom on the subcontinent in the 13th century. During site excavations in 1932, the now famous golden rhinoceros, made of gold foil tacked with tiny pins around a wooden core, was recovered. South Africas highest honour, of which Nelson Mandela was the first recipient, is called the Order of Mapungubwe.