23. "Timna, the 'Copper Kingdom,' with ancient vessels, an "X" and tiny figures in the distance": Negev Desert.
Timna is one of Israel's more than 60 national parks and nature reserves, an amazing number of sites for a country no bigger than New Jersey!
At Timna, copper was mined more than 6,000 years ago, and continued to be mined periodically through the early Middle Ages.
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