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Illustrated (and other) Manuscripts before the Digital Revolution

[H/T to  hrsilvers, who verified that the above is a depiction of St. Luke, together with his symbol of a winged ox, or bull.  More on this interesting feature in another blog.]    Digital techniques are revolutionizing access to collections in libraries and … Continue reading

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The Sweet Dates and Bitter Olives of Siwa Oasis (Libyan Desert)

Siwa, the Oasis of Jupiter Amon: Recipes – found at the end of this blog: Spice Braised Chicken with Dates and Almonds Rice with almonds and dates (Ruz bil-loz wa bil-tamar) Brined Fresh Olives Some of my fondest memories of living and … Continue reading

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