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Har Tzion Excavations Exciting Tekhelet News from a Second Temple Archaeological Dig in Jerusalem

Archaeologists excavating in the heart of ancient Jerusalem have begun to uncover the neighborhood that housed the elite 2,000 years ago – most probably kohanim, the priestly ruling class.

One extraordinary find unearthed during the dig was 13 Murex sea-snail shells. These snails are found in the Mediterranean Sea and are the source of the Biblical Blue dye, Tekhelet.

This is not the first time that Murex shells have been found in Jerusalem excavations. The important questions are: How did these sea-snails make their way up to the mountains of Jerusalem, and for what purpose?

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