(CHRISTIAN HEADLINES) – Recent discoveries by archaeologists indicate a discovery of the biblical kingdom of Edom, often presumed by secular historians as a "biblical myth."
Sky News reports that scientists have uncovered technological advances made by the ancient people that could indicate Edom existed.
Edom was a neighboring enemy state of Judea located southeast of the Dead Sea. According to the Christian Post, Edom is mentioned over a hundred times in the Old Testament and was born from the descendants of Esau, Jacob's twin brother.
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According to the Sunday Times, the discovery "flies in the face of many historians who have dismissed [Edom's existence] as a myth."
Researchers from the University of California and Tel Aviv University made the discovery in the Arabah Valley. They excavated a 6,000-year-old copper production site called "Slaves' Hill." Layers of smelting waste from the copper helped scientists create a picture of the "technological leap" those in the region made.