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This black spirit mirror and other magical objects are thought to have been owned by John Dee (1527–1608/9), the Elizabe...
This 15th century manuscript contains a version of the synopsis of law (Ponema Nomikon) by the civil servant and scholar...
Lycophron's Alexandra, with the commentary of Isaac Tzetzes
This map from the Harley manuscripts collection shows the Bay of Bengal from a manuscript of Ptolemy's Geography, has th...
Images like these, which show glasses of different coloured urine, would have been used by medieval doctors to help diag...
Manuscript, Painting, Illustration, Image
These delicate paintings show nuns and monks praying in their stalls. They are part of a series of miniatures in an orna...
A 15th-century commentary on the Pentateuch by Nahmanides. Who was Nahmanides? Often referred to in Jewish sources as Ra...
This 15th-century Spanish painting depicts the so-called ‘Santiago Matamoros’ or ‘Saint James the Moor-slayer’. As in ma...
The Qiṣaṣ al-anbiyā belongs to a common genre of Islamic literature that relates the stories of various prophets in the...
The 15th century saw the migration of many Greek scribes and scholars to Italy. Among them was Ioannes Rhosos, a Cretan...
The Torah Scroll is the holiest and most valued object in Judaism. It is the physical expression of the Jewish people’s ...
The Forme of Cury is the oldest known instructive cookery book written in the English language (the Middle English word ...
Map, Parchment, Watercolour, Pen and ink
The Gough Map of the British Isles, acquired by Richard Gough in 1774 from the collections of the antiquarian Thomas Ma...
Illustrated manuscript of the Life and songs of the Yogi Milarepa. Who was Milarepa? Milarepa (1040–1123) was one of th...
Don’t pick your nose. Don’t burp. Wash your hands. Take your elbows off the table. Does this sound familiar? This manusc...