This week in Jerusalem: Out of the blue

Peggy Cidor's round-up of weekly affairs in the capital.

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June 1, 2018 09:00
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The Bible Lands Museum’s new exhibition displays, for the first time, 2,000-year- old techelet- and

The Bible Lands Museum’s new exhibition displays, for the first time, 2,000-year- old techelet- and argaman-dyed textile fragments found in the caves of the Judean Desert and at Masad. (photo credit: Courtesy)

‘Out of the Blue’

No, this is not a surprising event, but the name of a new exhibition at the Jerusalem Bible Lands Museum, showing off the fascinating story of mysterious biblical colors. Techelet and argaman, blue-violet and purple, respectively, are two precious colors that were extremely significant in the ancient Near East for royal and religious uses. The exhibition, which opens June 1, displays for the first time 2,000-year-old techelet- and argaman-dyed textile fragments found in the caves of the Judean Desert and at Masada.

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