Wadi Murba’at Textiles The Authentic Tekhelet Discovery
Wadi Murba’at textiles and the authentic Tekhelet discovery
A Lecture on the was given by Dr. Naama Sukenik. She presented new findings from the Murba’at caves in the Judean desert as part of Ptil Tekhelet’s 100 Years to Tekhelet Research Conference. TheWadi Murba’at textiles and the authentic Tekhelet discovery was part of a fabric, dated to the second century. It was dyed with material obtained from the Murex trunculus sea-snail and colored blue. Analysis of the weave showed the piece to be of local Israelite origin. The research was done together with Prof. Zohar Amar and Dr. David Iluz from Bar Ilan.
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