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*ISRAEL~03/09/2016:A fabric fragment showcasing red+blue dye from the ancient mines in theTimnaValley.A trove of 3,000-yr-old fabric fragments has been uncovered during excavations of ancient copper mines at Timna in Israel’s SouthernAravahValley.The collection of fabrics is both vast +diverse, exhibiting different weave patterns,colors+ decorations.

The Stone of King Solomon (or Eilat Stone) is the national stone of Israel and is found ONLY in Israel. It was mined near Eilat in what is known as King Solomon's copper mines. It has not been mined since the 1970s. Eilat Stone is a mixture of several secondary copper minerals including malachite, azurite, turquoise, pseudomalachite, chrysocolla. Photo credit: holylandgal on Flickr.

6,000-year-old crown in Dead Sea cavehttp://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/6000-year-old-crown-found-dead-sea-cave-revealed-001436?utm_source=sumome&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=sumome_share

*ISRAEL~ PREHISTORIC ROCK ART: in the desert depicting a Nabataen trading caravan of horses+camels,approching an oasis,The valley of rock art exhibits 6000yr old rock art located in the ancient copper mines of the Arabah+along the desert roads leading to these mines.These rock drawings are unique witnesses of the creativity of man in the desert Timna natural+historic park,Israel,The Timna Valley is located in the southwestern Arava, some 30 km.north of the Gulf of Eilat.

A 7,000-year-old copper awl unearthed at the archaeological site of Tel Tsaf, Israel, is the earliest metal artifact found to date in the Middle East, suggesting that cast metal technology was introduced to the region centuries earlier than previously thought. |via Sci-News

*ISRAEL~Prehistoric Rock art in the desert depicting a hunting scene,3rd millenniumBCE,The valley of rock art exhibits 6000yr old rock art located in the ancient copper mines of the Arabah+ along the desert roads leading to these mines.These rock drawings are unique witnesses of the creativity of man in the desert,Timna natural+historic park,Israel,The Timna Valley is located in the southwestern Arava,some 30 km.N of the Gulf of Eilat.

*ISRAEL ~ Exhibit of ancient Egypt copper mining accessories in Timna Park

From Slaves to Rock Stars -- The ancient copper mines in Timna Valley of southern Israel have long been associated with King Solomon’s mines. Brand new findings, however, indicate that the metalworkers there weren’t Edomite slaves, as has been assumed based mainly on the horrid conditions of the desert, but rather esteemed craftsmen.

6,000-year-old crown found in Dead Sea cave revealed. (I would start by thinking, "What type of ancient machinery could these objects have come from?"