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3,000-year-old textiles found in Israel

A collection of 3,000-year-old textiles has been discovered in the coppermines at the Timna Valley in Israel. "No textiles have ever been found at excavation sites like Jerusalem, Megiddo and Hazor, so this provides a unique window into an entire aspect of life from which we've never had physical evidence before,"

Ancient loom weights found in Turkey

Ancient loom weights which date back 2,500 years have been found in the ancient Turkish city of Assoss. The art of weaving in ancient times was a bit different compared to the weaving of today, Arslan said. “In the textile industry, sheep’s and goat’s wool is used. We have a significant

Breeding dogs for textile production

A new study has revealed that the people who lived on the Pacific coast or North America before the Europeans arrived bread special long haired dogs for textile production. Researchers found evidence of dog hair in the robe of fur and six of the woven textiles, primarily in a blend with

Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?

A study of textiles found in the caves at Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered may have revealed the authors of the scrolls: a sectarian group called the Essenes. The research reveals that all the textiles were made of linen, rather than wool, which was the preferred textile used

Ancient coat found in melting glacier

A male hunter's coat which dates back to 300 A.D. has been found in a melting glacier in Norway. In total, seventeen textiles and garments have been received at the museum, including a leather shoe and several other pieces of clothing. However, the men’s coat is the first one that has

The Roman textile industry

New evidence found at a fort in England points to a more advanced Roman textile industry than previously thought. These fabric scraps, it turns out, provide evidence that Rome developed an unparalleled textile industry. Romans established factories throughout their empire, having learned effective loom building from the Egyptians. Dyes allowed the