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Category Archives: Medieval
As the seventh day of Passover arrives for 2014, I have revised the following entry that features a popular topic – the unicorn. Legends of the unicorn are numerous, spreading from China and India, across the Middle East and into Europe, … Continue reading
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The Tower of Centum Cellas (also known as the “Tower of St. Cornelius”), located in the municipality of Belmonte in Portugal, is one of the most enigmatic monuments from the Roman period to be found in the…
The origins of foods and processing techniques can be shabbily done – as explained in this blog on the origins of clotted cream tea and strawberry preserves. Following a brief criticism of Wikipedia and BBC articles on the topic of both … Continue reading
[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
This morning I stumbled across an 18th Century manuscript containing a recipe for ‘alchemical fertilizer,’ which I have transcribed below. The ‘chemical symbols‘ that are used have been changed into capital letters in order to accommodate the blog. A list of their meanings … Continue reading