In a context of confusion and flashy journalism, rigour becomes a precious value.
The caper is native to Southeast Asia, but it is common throughout the Mediterranean basin and in many other parts of the world.
For a long time, archaeologists doubted the historicity of Solomon and the horses which, according to the Bible, he possessed, as at that time supposedly only camels were used.
They have also found Philistine pottery, lending credence to the biblical account of them living in the city until being vanquished by King David.
This is the first scientific evidence that “confirms the numerous anecdotal accounts from across the Pacific of the dramatic impacts of climate change.”
“No textiles have ever been found at excavation sites”, archaeologists explained. The fabrics were discovered in the Timna Valley, which was a copper production district in Solomon´s times, 3,000 years ago.
Studying nature cannot be left to scientists alone. What is required for wisdom is not only the detached rational enquiry of science but also the immersed, meditative contemplation of artists and poets.