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March 2021
News > International

Israel: Researchers find royal purple fabric from the days of David and Solomon

Purple-dyed fabric dating back to the days of Kings David and Solomon has been discovered in Israel for the first time, according to archaeologists. Radiocarbon dating confirmed the samples date from approximately 1000 BC, corresponding to the monarchies of David and Solomon in Jerusalem. ‘Royal’ or ‘Tyrian’ purple dye, which is believed to have…

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