Wadi Murba’at Textile

Ptil Tekhelet’s Conference marked the centennial of Rabbi Dr. Isaac Halevi Herzog’s groundbreaking doctorate on the topic of Purple and Blue in Ancient Israel with an international event held on December 30, 2013 at the Menachem Begin Heritage center in Jerusalem. As part of the conference, Dr. Naama Sukenik presented new findings from the archeological digs at the Murba’at caves in the Judean desert. The work was done together with Prof. Zohar Amar and Dr. David Iluz from Bar Ilan.  

Wadi Murba’at textile (courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority)

Here is the link to the Israel Antiquities Authority official press release (Hebrew) and the artifact information (English) To see more lectures from the conference, please visit our conference page.