lightsaber ,please choose or reply if you view in Star Wars: General Discussion Posted November 20, 2006 I knew that. It came from Northern Africa, some sort of sea creature was crush to make the dye(I think)Then the Romans stole the formula and decreed that nobody else could use the colour except for the Emperor. Or something like that. Was an octopus i think, also i have a re-collection that it was first created by a people that live in the general area where Israel is now. The country from which Dido came from, the woman who ruled Carthage when Aneas (i think) was sailing from troy to italy to found rome supposedly, (or his descendants).