The central massif of Timna viewed from the air. In the distant background is a portion of the 80 mile long Wadi Aravah, that portion of the Great Rift which connects the southern end of the Dead Sea with the northern end of the Gulf of Eilat. The furrowed Nubian sandstone cliffs in the center foreground are the formations called “King Solomon’s Pillars.” The temple of Hathor was discovered at the base of the prominent pillar, on the left side of the group of three.