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Old 09-05-2013, 10:18 AM
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Default As someone that loves 'history' this was a very cool read.

Reality check on King Solomon's mines: Right era, wrong kingdom - NBC News.com
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Fred: Interesting reading, must have been hell on earth for those slaves working the copper mines.

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Fred: Interesting reading, must have been hell on earth for those slaves working the copper mines.

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Many things come to mind (history) about this part of the World. But in a nut shell, nothing has changed in 5,000 years.
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Many things come to mind (history) about this part of the World. But in a nut shell, nothing has changed in 5,000 years.
You lost me on that statement Fred.
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You lost me on that statement Fred.
Presumably slaves... working in (copper) mines? Check out child labour in Chilean copper and Zimbabwean diamond mines.
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You lost me on that statement Fred.
RR, just turn on your TV and watch the current news. Many, many years back I had to go to Beer-root (these guys could really drink-skip the Religion) and did honest business. None ever did a thing that made me raise an eyebrow.

Last trip? Fellow had a mortar tube on his roof top and would 'Excuse me for a moment' and fired off a couple of shells. I/we/bank never went back there again.

So RR what interesting life experiences have you had?

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If I remember right, the Edomites were centered around the south side of the Dead Sea. If these mines were worked around the era of King Solomon, I highly doubt they actually belonged to him.

He was known as a political king who formed alliances with his neighbors through the marrying of their daughters (700 wives & 300 concubines), where his father David was a military king who was in battle for the extent of his reign.

His political allegiance with the Edomites may have afforded him access to the mines but not ownership.

Besides, it's been a while since I read the book, but wasn't King Solomon's Mines (H. Rider Haggard) about mines buried somewhere in the jungles of Africa?

I do see what Fred may be saying in that this area has been in turmoil for about as long as we have written record of it.

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"I do see what Fred may be saying in that this area has been in turmoil for about as long as we have written record of it."



Yup. We've in one 'war over there' for close to 10 years and still loosing. Korea has been going on (no shots for years thank God!) for fifty. But if the nit-wit who runs the place had a bad day???? That war ended with an 'Armistices,' not a lets not do this again.

If you don't know what an 'Armistices' is, look it up ... I'll save you the trouble. Just a 'seace fire,' nothing more, nothing less.
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