Written and photographed by Nahum Eisenstadt
Our last site for the day was Timna Park where we saw the audiovisual special effects of the circular bleachers that rotate and the special effects of the different screens that explain the copper deposits and the history of the park. Next we went to see the ancient mining site called The Arches that are snadstone arches where copper was mined as early as 6000 years ago. We then went to the smelting site where the copper ore was transported and smelted to pure copper ingots. You can see two CAARI participants from Ottowa, Judy and Simi, enjoying the mushroom formation in the smelting site in the bottom picture. In the middle picture, Elliot from Toronto is mining copper the old way in hopes to make a great trade when he smelts it and takes it to market in Canada. The top picture shows CAARI hiking up to the most ancient mines and galleries that have been dug and connect underground to each other.