Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Timna excavation open to public for Hanukkah

HOLIDAY ARCHAEOLOGY: TIMNA PARK OPENS DOORS FOR TO PUBLIC EXCAVATIONS DURING HANUKKAH. The site contains remains of an ancient Egyptian copper mining industry, and is dotted with workshops, furnaces, tunnels, shrines and mining camps, dated to the 12th and 13th centuries BCE (Rachel Bernstein, Jerusalem Post). Visitors can participate in the sifting of the excavated soil.

The Timna Valley excavation covers a period that is early for the usual interests of PaleoJudaica. But I have been keeping an eye on it for reasons explained here and links.

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