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Tunisian Man Rediscovers Secret of Priceless Ancient Purple Dye

July 27, 2020 - General
Mohamed Ghassen Nouira holding textile fragments made with his ancient purple dye using Murex sea snails from Tunisia.    Source: Mohamed Ghassen Nouira

A Tunisian man has been able to solve an ancient mystery. He has found a way to re-create an ancient purple dye that was once linked to ancient kings and emperors. Through a long process of trial and error he was able to make the “same” ancient purple dye from sea snails. 


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