[PDF] Download ✓ Rarest Blue: The Remarkable Story of an Ancient Color Lost to History and Rediscovered | by  Baruch Sterman

By Baruch Sterman | Comments: ( 644 ) | Date: ( Dec 09, 2019 )

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 storyFor 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 it and Jews obeying a Biblical commandment to affix a single thread of the radiant color to the corner of their garments risked their lives for it But with the fall of the Roman Empire, the technique was lost to the ages Then, in the nineteenth century, a marine biologist saw a fisherman smearing his shirt with snail guts, marveling as the yellow stains turned sky blue But what was the secret At the same time, a Hasidic master obsessed with reviving the ancient tradition posited that the source wasn t a snail at all but a squid Bitter fighting ensued until another rabbi discovered that one of them was wrong but had an unscrupulous chemist deliberately deceived him Baruch Sterman brilliantly recounts the complete, amazing story of this sacred dye that changed the color of history.


  • Title: Rarest Blue: The Remarkable Story of an Ancient Color Lost to History and Rediscovered
  • Author: Baruch Sterman
  • ISBN: 9780762787937
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Baruch Sterman

Baruch Sterman is co founder of the Ptil Tekhelet Association Baruch received his doctorate in Physics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he developed a CO2 laser used for both medical and industrial purposes He received his Masters in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University For the past fifteen years, Baruch has been a leading executive in the High Tech sector in Israel, specializing in the fields of telecommunications and computer security He holds several patents in optics, voice technology, and computer security.Baruch was instrumental in developing the modern techniques for dyeing tekhelet used by the Ptil Tekhelet Association today These techniques take into account the halakhic, as well as the physical and chemical requirements needed for mass production He has published numerous articles on the scientific and halakhic aspects of Tekhelet, and writes extensively on the topic of Science and Torah in general.Baruch lives in Efrat, Israel with his wife Judy and their seven children.



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