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He talks about a war between Egypt and the Hittites after the death of King Tut, it seems his widow sent a diplomatic team to the Hittite capitol and requested a son of the king as a husband because Egypt had no male heir. He agreed and sent his 4th son to Egypt with an entourage, the caravan was attacked in route and the son was killed. The king blamed the Egyptians and war ensued....Tut died from an infection contracted after a broken leg....they found the body of the Pharaoh in power when the Hyksos invaded Egypt, his head had been caved in by a battle ax.
Mining history of Cyprus - Copper mines
The mining industry of Cyprus was active in the production of minerals of copper, iron pyrite, gold, chromites as well as asbestos fibers.
Since 1979 the mining industry of Cyprus is in recession because of the exhaustion of the known large and rich copper and iron pyrite ore bodies and the increase of the production cost without proportional increase in the international sale prices of metals.
The only mining activity that exists today in Cyprus is the copper mine of Skouriotissa which produces, since 1996, copper metal cathodes (99.999%) applying the Acidic Leaching – Solvent Extraction - Electrowinning method (Leaching - SX - EW).
The mining history of Cyprus has connected the name Cyprus, with the name of copper (Cuprous). The production of copper in Cyprus is going back to forth millennium BC. The Skouriotissa mine may be the oldest operating mine in the world. The ancient Cypriots were not only experienced miners but also skilful metallurgists. They discovered almost all copper ore bodies which have been exploited in modern years, and they were able to recover the rich part of the ore bodies by underground exploitation methods and produce high grade metal copper, called copper talents. The waste of the metallurgical treatment, known as ancient slug, has minimal residues of copper. Ancient slug may usually be found near the copper mines and is protected from the legislation as an ancient monument.