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These Ancient Slaves Were Served a Pretty Lavish Diet

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The ancient copper mines of Timna Valley were believed to have been operated by slaves living in nearby workcamps. But evidence of a rich diet suggests that not all the workers were enslaved.

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In the Old Testament, Solomon was painted as a wise king who amassed a fortune. For centuries, historians and treasure seekers have been on the hunt for the source of his legendary wealth. Now, recent discoveries in the Timna Valley in Israel have revealed an industrial complex from the time of the king that could have made him rich beyond man's wildest dreams. Could archaeologists have found proof that King Solomon's mines are real?

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