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Timna. King Solomons Mines, Solomon's Pillars, Temple of Hathor, Timna Lake

Nefer • 3 minutes read • August 24th, 2016
We continued walking around 

Timna Park

(

Timna. Spiral Hill, Mushroom Rock, Smelting Camps, Crater

). These wells under the grill, in fact, are King Solomon's mines. Although people from ancient tribes mined copper-bearing sand here before King Solomon. They descended into these holes on small steps carved into the walls.
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There were several natural arches in the surroundings, they appeared as a result of erosion and strong winds blowing.
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Climbing there was pretty safe, there were handrails at sharp bends, but it was still scary . . . we had to be careful because it was pretty high!  
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Here are Solomon's Pillars. And this was created by nature!
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On the rock, you can see a picture of Pharaoh Ramses III presenting gifts to the goddess Hathor. They say this is also from antiquity.
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Here is a clearer, reconstructed image.
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This temple is dedicated to the goddess Hathor, built as an open courtyard with a variety of religious items.
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Near the artificial Timna Lake, there is a Bedouin tent where you can eat, and drink Turkish coffee. Then, you can take a ride on a water bike.
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Author: Nefer
Source: neferjournal.livejournal.com
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

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