Saturday, August 2, 2014

'Masters of Fire' at the Legion

In 1961, Israeli archaeologists discovered an extraordinary treasure in a cave near the Dead Sea known as Nahal Mishmar. There were over 400 copper objects wrapped in a straw mat and hidden in a natural crevice that would be called the “Cave of the Treasure.”  One of the greatest hoards of antiquity, these objects were so spectacular that they define an important era in Southern Levantine (modern-day Israel and surrounding lands) history now called the Chalcolithic (copper-stone) or Copper Age (5500–3500 BC).

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