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Were these King Solomon's mines? : excavations in the Timna Valley

Author: Benno Rothenberg
Publisher: New York : Stein and Day, 1972.
Series: New aspects of archaeology.
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Rothenberg, Benno.
Were these King Solomon's mines?
New York : Stein and Day, 1972
(OCoLC)610087011
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benno Rothenberg
ISBN: 0812815068 9780812815061
OCLC Number: 740199
Description: 248 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: I. The Timna Valley --
Timna explorations 1959-64 --
Timna excavations 1964-70 --
II. Chalcolithic copper smelters --
the beginnings of metallurgy in the Arabah --
Site 29 --
a mining camp --
Site 42 --
A Chalcolithic copper mine --
Site 39 --
a Chalcolithic smelter --
Chalcolithic habitation sites, and more metallurgy, in the Arabah --
'Desert Kites' and a Chalcolithic shrine in the Arabah --
II. Ramesside copper mines at Timna --
The mines --
The smelting sites --
Explorations and soundings 1959-63 --
Excavations at Site 2 1964-66 --
Smelting furnace, Area C --
Crucible melting furnaces --
The finds and stratigraphy of Site 2. IV. High places and rock engravings in the Timna Valley --
A small Semitic temple at Area A, Site 2 --
A high place at Area F, Site 2 --
SIte 34, a rock altar --
Site 198, a funerary shrine on tope of 'King Solomon's Pillars' --
Votive rock-drawings on the Timna copper mines --
V. The Hathor Temple at Timna --
Location and method of excavation --
The stratigraphy of the temple site --
The story of the Hathor Temple --
A Nabataean casting installation in the temple court --
VI. The Hathor Temple and its implications --
Amalekite settlements in the Negev --
A date for Median's towns --
Midianite partnership at Timna --
The problem of the Kenites --
A Midianite tented shrine and the Tabernacle --
Timna and the Exodus --
Arabah = Atika? --
Jezirat Fara'un --
an Egyptian mining port? --
VII. Roman copper works in the Arabah --
The Roman copper mines --
Roman copper smelting sites --
Excavations at Beer Ora --
The date of the Roman copper industry --
VIII. Medieval Arab metal workers --
The Darb el-Hagg and Site 224 --
IX. 6000 years of metallurgy in the Arabah --
Mining --
Ores and fluxes --
Fuel --
The smelters' organization --
The copper smelting processes and installations --
Crucible furnaces and the manufacturing of metal objects.
Series Title: New aspects of archaeology.
Responsibility: Beno Rothenberg.

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