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Seashells - Gastropods

Murex Dye
Copyright (2003) Kythera Museum Of Natural History

Although Kythera's ancient dye industry was based on the Spiny Murex (see below), its close relative, the Banded Murex, Hexaplex trunculus, also produces a purplish dye. This can be seen above, as a stain near the shell's aperture. Photograph © James Prineas, 2003

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