He was skeptical, but the favorable online reviews and a serious weeklong guilt trip (by yours truly) finally did him in.So Saturday night, as the clock struck pm, we threw on some sweatpants, hopped in the car, and headed north.For 45 minutes, my feet were prodded, coaxed, and slightly mangled by a seemingly nice young man. The problem is that I require pressure no greater than that of a feather skating across my skin. I have to admit that I was pretty bummed about leaving, especially because I wanted to hit the awesome hot baths in the women’s locker room before we left. What I loved most about the experience was being completely out of my comfort zone.And since I know only enough about reflexology to alarm myself, I asked my masseur after a particularly painful jab in my foot’s arch if he thought I had cancer. All week, I’m supposed to be an expert, as a mom, wife, and business owner.Erez Ben-Yosef of TAU's Institute of Archaeology and one of the leaders of the Timna research and excavation team, along with his colleagues Dr. The discovery of the fortification indicates a period of serious instability and military threats at that time in the region." In the remarkably intact two-room fortification, located in one of the largest smelting camps in the Timna Valley, the researchers also found evidence of a complex long-distance trade system that probably included the northern Edomite plateau, the Mediterranean coastal plain and Judea.
Women of all shapes and sizes, all ages and colors, were chatting, primping, lotioning, chasing after toddlers, giggling, and having what looked to be the time of their lives. I became like the Tin Man in the face of the Wizard, frozen with fear.
"The unique preservation of organic materials in Timna, coupled with 21st century research methods including ancient DNA and residue analyses, bear the potential for additional significant discoveries in the future," says Dr. The excavations at the ancient mines of Tinma continue every winter as part of the Central Timna Valley (CTV) Project of Tel Aviv University.