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“Phoenician hunt”

 

Description from Snnje B: I'm reading 'Atlantic' by Simon Winchester at the moment and learning that the Phoenicians were the first to leave the Mediterranean Sea through the Gibraltar gates into the Atlantic, driven by the hunt for Murex that contain the purple color needed for royal fabric. Poor Murex! They were captured in millions.

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Gorgeous pick! Thanks to the ancient Phoenicians desire to provide their leader with the royal purple fabric. I do pity the murex that lost their lives though.

  2. BevB
    BevB says:

    I agree with Pam!

  3. BevB
    BevB says:

    Congrats on your purple pod, Snnje!

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    MH says:

    Fantastic history- congratulations!

  5. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Congrats on your beautiful purple POD!

  6. Chali-o
    Chali-o says:

    Congrats on your POD! poor murex…

  7. Jean  C
    Jean C says:

    Beautiful Pick – Congratulations!

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