Workers at biblical copper mines ate quite well

November 28, 2014 6:32 PM

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Workers at biblical copper mines ate quite well

In this photo from 2013, archaeologist Erez Ben-Yosef points to a trench at Slaves' Hill, a copper smelting camp in Timna Valley. (Tel Aviv University, Central Timna Valley Project)

Metalworkers who did skilled labor at biblical-era copper mines in modern-day Israel were rewarded for their efforts with well-rounded meals, new research suggests.

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