NOVA: Quest for Solomon’s Mines

Writes Karen Laverty of NOVA

In the summer of 2010, NOVA and National Geographic embarked on two cutting-edge field investigations that illuminate the legend of Solomon and reveal the source of the great wealth that powered the first mighty biblical kingdoms. These groundbreaking expeditions expose important new clues buried in the pockmarked desert of Jordan, including ancient remnants of an industrial-scale copper mine and a 3,000-year-old message with the words “slave,” “king,” and “judge.” “Quest for Solomon’s Mines” premieres Tuesday, November 23rd at 8 PM ET/PT on PBS ( You can watch a preview here:

National Geographic magazine takes a closer look at the mines and the contentious field of Biblical archaeology in its December cover story, “The Search for King David,” on newsstands November 30.

So there ya have it.  I hope they do a better job of it than Simcha… and I’m absolutely positive they will. But either way, I’ll live blog it. So even if you can’t see it, you’ll have the benefit of my incisive observations.

7 thoughts on “NOVA: Quest for Solomon’s Mines

  1. Eric H. Cline 13 Nov 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Click on the preview. A beer to the first person who recognizes the voice of the person who speaks first…


  2. Eric H. Cline 13 Nov 2010 at 7:20 pm

    (apart from the narrator, who speaks the very first line, I mean)


  3. Jim 13 Nov 2010 at 7:23 pm

    it’s either dever or you. am i right? i’ve listened to it several times. i wish it were longer. i could peg it then.


  4. Jim 13 Nov 2010 at 7:26 pm

    no its def. you! (i dont drink beer- you can buy me a root beer in atlanta)


  5. Digmegiddo 13 Nov 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Yes, it’s me (and I sound nothing like Dever). A root beer, it is…


  6. Jim 13 Nov 2010 at 7:38 pm



  7. Tom Verenna 13 Nov 2010 at 9:11 pm

    If you’re giving out free beer…I’ll take Jim’s since he refused it.


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