Friday, July 15, 2016

Murex Purple Dye from Sea Shells in Phoenicia

Juba II and Cleopatra Selene were married and sent from Rome to Mauritania to build a kingdom in the desert. Juba II began raising murex mollusks and created a wealthy kingdom. Murex purple in Pompeii. Christ in royal purple. Purple from Tyre. Royal purple in modern times.

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