probably the most famous landmark of timna park, within the timna valley, is the cluster of sandstone cliffs featuring solomon’s pillars. the cliff structure itself is a natural formation caused by water erosion over the millennia.
there is no definitive backstory to their name. this wikipedia entry is as plausible as any: “American archaeologist Nelson Glueck caused a surge of attention for the pillars in the 1930s. He claimed that the pillars were related to King Solomon and gave them the name “Solomon’s Pillars”. Although his hypothesis lacked support and has not been accepted, the name stuck, and the claim gave the valley the attention that helped bring about the excavations and current national park.“
the pillars are very accessible and climbing into the vertical cavities is not too strenuous. the images presented depict the texture of the sandstone walls within. again, because of the lighting at that time of day, i opted to photograph ‘out of the light’.
these photographs can be found in the following gallery: miscellaneous & still life