Copper Awl, Oldest Metal Artifact Discovered In Middle East during Excavations

August 24, 2014 7:13 PM

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Copper Awl, Oldest Metal Artifact Discovered In Middle East during Excavations

The Middle East has dominated the media around the globe and every day the news papers with news soaked in blood of innocents are delivered at our doorsteps. It is a sickening situation, enough to shake the conscience of anybody. So it was a pleasant surprise to see some good news in a small corner of a news paper, something which does not talk about war and suffering.

Excavations have unearthed a copper awl in a grave which held a corpse of a woman. It has been dubbed as the oldest metal artifact ever discovered in the Middle East. The awl is 1.6 inches in length, and the tip is just 0.3 inches from side to side.

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