Contact: James Hathaway
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
Related news release: Mt. Zion dig reveals possible second temple period priestly mansion