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Archaeologists of the Tel Aviv University they have found fabrics dating back to the 10th century BC, the time that coincided with the known Biblical Kings David and Solomon. As reported on the website of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the discovery was made in the Timna Valley.
One of the things that has attracted the most attention is that although these pieces of cloth are about 3,000 years old approximately, they have their original colors, that is, yellow and brown and according to the first investigations, they could be part of a garment, bags or a store among other possibilities.
The researchers highlight that the old Timna copper mines are in the Arava Valley, place where they found the famous mines of King Solomon.
The reason why these pieces of cloth have been well preserved is the arid conditions of these mines, which have contributed to a more than remarkable preservation of these 3,000-year-old organic materials.
In addition, not only were these pieces of cloth found, but also seeds, leather and different objects considered extremely rare were found, which allows a door to be opened through which to access and learn more about the daily life of the inhabitants of that period and also about its culture.
Erez Ben-Yousef, director of the team of archaeologists that has made the discovery, has declared that they have found an extensive collection of fabrics of many colors, as well as design and origin. It should be noted that it is the first discovery of fabrics dating back to the time of these two famous kings.
About these pieces of fabric it must be said that they are quite small, about 5 × 5 centimetersThey have different colors, ornamentation and have also been made following various weaving techniques.
At the moment the investigations have just begun, but it is certain that all the pieces of cloth found are sure to provide a large volume of information.
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