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An excavation team has uncovered 3000-year-old textiles in Israel's Arava Valley, dating back to the era of Kings David and Solomon.The researchers from Tel Aviv University found the ancient organic materials preserved within the Timna copper mines, a site believed by some to that of King Solomon'No textiles have ever been found at excavation sites like Jerusalem, Megiddo and Hazor, so this provides a unique window into an entire aspect of life from which we've never had physical evidence before,' said Dr.Silk and cotton were introduced to the region during the Byzantine period, and the collections include hundreds of silk and cotton textiles that were discovered mainly along the Spice Route that connected Nabatean Petra and Gaza.Additional materials and techniques were introduced during the Early Islamic period.
These precious and delicate artifacts represent a remarkable variety of materials, production techniques, and geographic origin of raw materials, reflecting social, population and economic changes over thousands of years, changing fashions, as well as differences among various sites during the same period and during different periods.
Along with the fabrics, the team also recently found thousands of seeds of the Biblical 'Seven Species'Sony SRS-XB40 has a built-in multi-coloured line light, speaker lights and a flashing strobe.
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Textiles from the Chalcolithic Period, 4th millennium BCE, were discovered in the Judean Desert in sites such as the was preserved in the Cave of Letters.
Textile containers including scroll wrapper, jar covers, sacks, purses and shrouds were also found at these sites, as well as sandals, baskets of different shapes and sizes and leather .