Reinvention of Biblical Blue and Roman Murex Purple
I will not fear to carry this huge information lot from Mrs. Inge Boesken Kanold's site to here. Its all about rediscovery of production of 3600 years old Murex Shellfish Dye Production Methods which lost since 1453 where We The Turks conquered the Byzantine Empire and Constantinople , Istanbul.
Murex Shellfish Purple is first used at Ege Sea , Santorini Island Wall paintings and hidden under the volcanic ash for 3600 years. This color was used at Egypt , Alexandrian times and Roman ,Byzantine times by the Emperors. Its is the most expensive dye ever seen and times more expensive than gold.
Biblical Blue is a stop at the process where murex dye transform from green to purple. It is used for dyeing parchements with gold decoration and here are two samples for these new invented processes.
murex purple + biblical blue.jpg
More info at below posts.
Mustafa Umut Sarac
Last edited by Mustafa Umut Sarac; 07-23-2012 at 11:30 PM. Click to view previous post history.