Wadi Murba’at Textiles The Authentic Tekhelet Discovery

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.  

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) about the Wadi Murba’at Textiles The Authentic Tekhelet Discovery. To see more lectures from the conference, please visit our conference page.