‘Royal purple’ fabric scraps from King David era found at ancient copper mine in Israel

//‘Royal purple’ fabric scraps from King David era found at ancient copper mine in Israel

‘Royal purple’ fabric scraps from King David era found at ancient copper mine in Israel

Israeli researchers said they had found scraps of fabric coloured with a purple dye dating from the eras of King David and King Solomon in the south of the country.“The researchers were surprised to find remnants of woven fabric, a tassel and fibres of wool dyed with royal purple,” the Israel Antiquities Authority, Tel Aviv University and Bar Ilan University said.The discovery happened while they were examining coloured textiles from Timna Valley, an ancient copper production district, they…

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