They would catch snails called the murex snail in the Mediterranean Sea and by the net-fulls they would sit and rot…. blech! Once they would rot there would be this goo that would rise to the top and it was a substance that they used to dye the fabric.
Thus Phoenicia was a stinky, smelly city.
So to help make our lesson really stink, er, I mean stick the children and I made up our own stinky dye!
We took strawberries and blueberries to make a reddish-purple color and then we added our own stink of garlic!
We came out with a beautiful color and a lot of good memories in the making. I don’t think the kids will forget about this lesson for a while…