Photography Henk Bos | Khirbat en-Nahas
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Khirbet en-Nahas (arabic for 'ruins of copper') is one of the largest copper mining and smelting sites of the ancient world. It is believed to be the location of the mines of King Solomon, dating back to the 10th century BCE.
The area is literally covered with slag (melting debris) and rocks containing copper.

The site, located about 10 km north of Feynan, can only be reached by 4x4. Exploration of ruins further inland had to be postponed as tracks suffered extensive because of the recent rains.
Nice desert lake after the rainsExploring the fortressSolomon's MinesGreat sunsetSlag mount and fortressSlag mountWe found copper!Iron age fortress