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Man passion for shells comes from the origin of mankind. They have been already used at the prehistoric era
to construct necklaces. Then the Mediterranean people used them in classical antiquity to make the Royal Purple dye,
manufactured from the mucus-secretion of the hypobranchial gland of a marine snail known as the
Natural scientists began to collect and sort them by giving them names at the Renaissance.
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