Color - Pigment Color Paint Dye
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Blue Pigments - Ancient Egypt
Site explains the significance of lapiz lazuli to the Egyptians.
Early Use of Natural Dyes in Textiles
Information on dyes used throughout history. For the ancient period, mentions particularly the red and purple dyes.
History, Shellfish, Royalty, and the Color Purple
Basic information on Tyrian purple.
Article on the color purple with further online references.