Rarest Blue

Rarest Blue

The Remarkable Story of An Ancient Color Lost to History and Rediscovered

eBook - 2012
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"For centuries, dyed fabrics ranked among the most expensive objects of the ancient Mediterranean world, fetching up to 20 times their weight in gold. Huge fortunes were made from and lost to them, and battles were fought over control of the industry. The few who knew the dyes' complex secrets carefully guarded the valuable knowledge. The Rarest Blue tells the amazing story of tekhelet, or hyacinth blue, the elusive sky-blue dye mentioned 50 times in the Hebrew Bible. The Minoans discovered it; the Phoenicians stole the technique; Cleopatra adored."-- Provided by the publisher.
Publisher: Lanham : Lyons Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9780762790425
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (258 pages)

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mishallison
Aug 05, 2014

I was so looking forward to reading this book, then I saw it's about killing thousands of snails to get the ancient color. Really? Maybe a return to ancient times isn't such a great idea. Let's evolve!

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