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National Geographic: 3,000-Year-Old Donkey Dung: A Clue to King Solomon’s Mines?

Archaeologists made an amazing discovery at an ancient mining camp in Israel: 3,000-year-old donkey dung! Preserved by the arid climate, the dung is solid evidence that the site dates to the 10th century B.C., which, according to the Bible, was the time of King Solomon’s reign. Was this mining camp one of the sources of …

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Penn Musem: The Queen of Sheba in History and Legend

Best known from the Bible’s account of her marriage to the wise king Solomon, the Queen of Sheba has attracted the curiosity of Jews, Christians, and Muslims for millennia. The lecture traces tales about her from Israel to Ethiopia, and explores how traditions about her have traveled between different religions and connected different regions.