Archaeologists who have discovered the mask stated that the discovery challenges the dominant theory that South American metalworking originated in Peru. According to their estimations, the mask dates back to 1000 BC. Sources of copper ore have been found within 45 miles of the location where the mask was unearthed, which makes archaeologists speculate that metalworking could have appeared in Argentina at the same time that it was emerging in Peru. Read more on ancient-origins.net
The Hebrew Bible portrays king Solomon as great in wisdom, wealth, and power beyond any of the previous kings of the country. Solomon is also described as erecting many buildings of importance in Jerusalem including a temple, lavishly appointed with gold and bronze objects. This would have required large amounts of metal like gold and bronze from industrial-scale mining operations somewhere in the Middle East, but the ancient scriptures did not reveal their location.
Now archaeologists from the university of Tel Aviv have analyzed organic materials like textiles and animal dung in an ancient mining camp on top of a mesa known as Slaves’ Hill in Israel’s Timna Valley. Radiocarbon dating of these objects revealed that the mining camp’s were indeed used in the era of the biblical kings David and Solomon, 3000 years ago. Read more on National Geographic
RAMAR-NOTE: There are many strange legends and myths about king Solomon. Some of them are very well related to a possible extraterrestrial influence on king Solomon in ancient Times.