Archaeologists dig up fabrics dating back to Kings David and Solomon

Daily News Article - February 26, 2016


1. a) Where are the Timna copper mines?
b) What do many believe the Timna copper mines to be?

2. a) Define textiles.
b) What textiles were found at the Timna copper mines?
c) Hold old are the textiles that were found?

3. What is surprising about the textiles found?

4. How has this fabric been preserved for almost three thousand years?

5. a) What is the significance of this find?
b) Why are archaeologists unlikely to find textile samples in Jerusalem (or anywhere else in the Arava Valley)?

6. What other fabrics were found in addition to textiles?