Pliny on Egyptian dyeing.

Pliny on Egyptian dyeing (Naturalis Historia 35.42): Mirumque, cum sit unus in cortina colos, ex illo alius atque alius fit in veste accipientis medicamenti qualitate mutatus, nec postea ablui potest. And amazingly, while there may be only one color in the vat, one color after another is made out of it in the cloth; it […]

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