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Israelis find ‘royal purple’ fabric from King David era

JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israeli researchers said they had found scraps of fabric coloured with a purple dye dating from the eras of King David and King Solomon in the south of the country.

“The researchers were surprised to find remnants of woven fabric, a tassel and fibres of wool dyed with royal purple,” the Israel Antiquities Authority, Tel Aviv University and Bar Ilan University said.

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