Ancient Edomite metalworkers were elites, not slaves
New findings in 'Solomon's copper mines' reveals uber-sophisticated smelters who ate choice imported meats, fruits and grains, say Tel Aviv University archaeologists.
New findings in ancient copper mines that lore associates with King Solomon indicate that metalworkers weren't despised slaves, as had been assumed mainly based on the extreme desert conditions. Judging by their diet of imported gourmet foods, the smelters of 3,000 years ago were highly esteemed members of the community with sophisticated skills, say Tel Aviv University archaeologists.
Like us on Facebook and get articles directly in your news feed