“ O sovereign Sun, and all ye Gods who impart life to men, receive me, and deliver me to the eternal Gods as a cohabitant.” Euphantus
Gold is for the ancient Egyptians the supreme metal, from divine creation.
Gold is also related to the Sun and the Sun is related to several divinities.
Pharaohs in Egypt were buried in gold sarcophagus, which they believed was the “flesh of the Gods”. This design was strongly influenced by those “golden” burials and rituals of mummification. The technique of mummification was a practical response to preserve the dead body (for all eternity).