NOVA special- Quest for Solomon's Mines
- Karen Laverty of NOVA writes
In the summer of 2010, NOVA and National Geographic embarked on two
cutting-edge field investigations that illuminate the legend of Solomon
and reveal the source of the great wealth that powered the first mighty
biblical kingdoms. These groundbreaking expeditions expose important new
clues buried in the pockmarked desert of Jordan, including ancient
remnants of an industrial-scale copper mine and a 3,000-year-old message
with the words "slave," "king," and "judge." "Quest for Solomon's Mines"
premieres Tuesday, November 23rd at 8 PM ET/PT on PBS
(www.pbs.org/nova/mines). You can watch a preview
National Geographic magazine takes a closer look at the mines and the
contentious field of Biblical archaeology in its December cover story,
"The Search for King David," on newsstands November 30.
Jim West, ThD
- The sphinx statues are inscribed with Nectanebo I's name and were
found in the last sector of the Avenue of the Sphinxes, one of the
most important archaeological and religious paths in Luxor, the site
of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes.
Better quality photo here:
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