Mideast’s most ancient metal object found in Beit She’an Valley


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Researchers say an awl from the Middle Chalcolithic period (5200-4600 BCE) is the oldest metal object ever found in the Middle East.

The awl is made of copper and was found at excavations at Tel Tsaf in the Beit She’an Valley section of the Jordan Valley.

Chemical analysis dates the item…

Mideast’s most ancient metal object found in Beit She’an Valley

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