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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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An Ancient Egyptian Magical Spell to Protect a Young Lady from Everything

The Third Intermediate Period of Egyptian history (ca. 1070 – 720 BC) was characterized by a breakdown of central authority and resulting multiple kings – and these dislocations were accompanied by changes in religious and magical practices, as well as … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Magical Spells Appropriate for Banquets

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Ancient Egyptians were fond of magical spells that could assist both in daily life as well as during emergencies.  Here is a collection of spells that are related primarily to eating and cuisine: Grace before a Meal…(excerpts) The dining table … Continue reading

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