Nota bene that among the 12 1/2 elements listed as "known to ancients" on that version of the Periodic Table of Elements, we find included among them carbon, iron, lead, copper, silver, gold, tin, arsenic, mercury, and sulfur (sodium, given the abbreviation for natrium referred to sea salt, which is Sodium Chloride (NaCl), so really, the ancients still hadn't parsed out that natrium was a compound, not an element).
This is why history is oppressive to fake narratives of reality: facts are stubborn things, especially when they reveal the utter bankruptcy of most of the world in regards to science, math, or absolute discovery. This is also why only one cultural tradition has universities and laboratories, and most others' pinnacles have stone altars for cutting people's hearts out, and/or sacrificing virgins to the volcano gods. When they didn't just eat you.
Proof, if you needed it, that "Racism!" is, in nearly 99.9% of cases, merely the cry of those perennially not good enough protesting the winners of humanity's lottery of achievement.
It's also much easier than taking and passing a chemistry course, let alone getting a Ph.D. and advancing the frontiers of science, which is the only way to compete in the game. Even in the NFL and NBA, they still don't give championship trophies to beer-swilling fans in the stands. Ever.
Once again, dead white males FTW.