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September 25, 2016 / 22 Elul, 5776
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Researchers Find Ancient Fabrics in Colors Noted in Jewish Sources

Researchers have revealed three rare 2,000-year-old fabrics that were dyed with an extract and in prestigious colors mentioned in Jewish sources.
One of the  2,000-year-old fabrics discovered near the caves of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

One of the 2,000-year-old fabrics discovered near the caves of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Photo Credit: Clara Amit, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority.

The three fabrics shed light on the Murabba‘at caves and represent the most prestigious colors in antiquity: indigo, purple and crimson.

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