View Full Version : Researchers may have found King Solomon's mines

Oct 28th 2008, 02:29 PM
(CNN) (http://cgi.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/10/28/solomon.mines/index.html) -- Archaeologists believe a desert site in Jordan may contain the ruins of the elusive King Solomon's Mines. Researchers using carbon dating techniques at Khirbat en-Nahas in southern Jordan discovered that copper production took place there around the time King Solomon is said to have ruled the Israelites.

read the rest at the link...it a short article though.

Here is another one in with more detail:

Found? King Solomon's Mines (http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/labnotes/archive/2008/10/27/the-real-life-king-solomon-s-mines.aspx)
King Solomon, who assumed the throne of the kingdom of Israel after the death of his father King David, was renowned for his great wealth no less than for his great wisdom. But as always with the Bible, scholars have a field day arguing over the account’s historical accuracy. On one count, at least—the story of King Solomon’s mines—archaeologists think they have evidence that the story was more than a legend.

I followed the link on their to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America...but you have to sign up to read the full article...http://www.pnas.org/content/early/recent

Scroll down to where is says: Anthropology:

* Thomas E. Levy,
* Thomas Higham,
* Christopher Bronk Ramsey,
* Neil G. Smith,
* Erez Ben-Yosef,
* Mark Robinson,
* Stefan Münger,
* Kyle Knabb,
* Jürgen P. Schulze,
* Mohammad Najjar,
* and Lisa Tauxe

High-precision radiocarbon dating and historical biblical archaeology in southern Jordan
PNAS published October 27, 2008, doi:10.1073/pnas.0804950105

* Abstract
* Full Text (PDF)
* Supporting Information
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Oct 28th 2008, 10:14 PM

I just saw a movie that deals with this theme, called "The Librarian". Its kind of fantasy film though.

Oct 30th 2008, 06:01 PM

I just saw a movie that deals with this theme, called "The Librarian". Its kind of fantasy film though.

I guess there are some fictional movies about King Solomon's mines...I didn't know that.

Here is another interesting one:
Oldest Possibly Hebrew Inscription Possibly Found (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,445132,00.html)

HIRBET QEIYAFA, Israel — An Israeli archaeologist digging at a hilltop south of Jerusalem believes a ceramic shard found in the ruins of an ancient town bears the oldest Hebrew inscription ever discovered, a find that could provide an important glimpse into the culture and language of the Holy Land at the time of the Bible.
more at the link.

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