Oct 28, 2008

King Solomon's Copper Mines

A number of stories have been circulating regarding the discovery of what is being called "King Solomon's Copper Mines." What apparently has been discovered at Khirbat en-Nahas ("the ruins of copper")in modern day Jordan, is a copper mining and smelting complex dating to the tenth century. You can read Leen Ritmeyer's take on the story
here. A twelve minute video providing a general historical overview and an examination of Khirbat en-Nahas in particular can be viewed here.

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