Murex Shell from Mt. Zion Dig (image) University of North Carolina at Charlotte Caption This image shows a murex snail shell from the Mt. Zion dig, associated with the site's first-century mansion. A large number of murex shells were found at the site, indicating a possible connection to the luxury dye trade. Credit James Tabor Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.