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KING SOLOMON’S MINES

Premieres Monday, October 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

For centuries, scholars, adventurers, saints and thieves have searched for the wealthiest treasure mentioned in the Bible: King Solomon’s mines. Though scripture calls Solomon “richer than any other king,” ancient Israel seems to have no silver or gold mines that could explain the gold-covered Temple and palaces of Jerusalem. But startling new discoveries in the remote Israeli desert finally reveal the truth behind the legend: a long forgotten mine, an ancient metal-working encampment, and traces of a metal far more precious than gold.

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