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3D scan of Hathur temple by Yitzhak Marmelstein 3D Model
The Timna Valley is located in southern Israel in the southwestern Arabah, approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of the Gulf of Aqaba and the city of Eilat. The area is rich in copper ore. A large section of the valley, containing ancient remnants of copper mining and ancient worship, is encompassed in a recreation park. The above 3D scan represent the Hathor temple that was excavated by Beno Rothenberg, the main excavator of the Timna Valley area. Hathor, is a personification of the goddess of mining. It was built during the reign of Pharaoh Seti I at the end of the 14th century BCE, for the Egyptian miners. The shrine housed an open courtyard with a cella, an area cut into the rock to presumably house a statue of the deity. Earthquake damage caused the temple to be rebuilt during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century BCE, with a larger courtyard and more elaborate walls and floors.