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Out of the Dust: Ancient Steel Sword Unearthed
|Out of the Dust: Ancient Steel Sword Unearthed
|Year of Publication
|S. Kent Brown
|Journal of Book of Mormon Studies
|Type of Article
|Out of the Dust
|Ancient Near East; Gold; Metallurgy; Plates; Sword; Weaponry
A short sword was unearthed in the ancient Philistine city Ekron, which was destroyed in 604 bc and lay twenty-two miles south of Jerusalem. Israel seems to have been initially dependent on the Philistines for metallurgy.
In 2003, a seventh-century bc Etruscan gold book was discovered in Bulgaria. Recently, another gold book was found in Iran dating from around the sixth century bc.
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