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Close up of a plant, the roots of which were used to make purple dye. This type of plant is called the "madder" plant.

This type of plant grew in the area of Thyatira and Sardis and was processed for sale throughout the Roman world. Lydia, a convert of Paul in Philippi, was from Thyatira, and was a seller of purple fabrics (Acts 16:14).

For a map of the area and a brief commentary on Thyatira Click Here.