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  12/31/2013, Tevet 28, 5774

Report: Tekhelet Cloth Discovered From Murex Snail

Dr. Naama Sukenik of the Israel Antiquities Authority announce that after testing a rare piece of cloth found from the Bar Kochba revolt era, she determined the blue tekhelet dye to be from the Muraz snail. The ancient color tekhelet was thought to be lost for centuries. She made the announcement at a conference on Tekhelet in Jerusalem on Monday.