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These notorious manuscripts appear to support the idea of Christopher Marlowe as the wild boy of Elizabethan literature....
Since the time of Aristotle in the 5th century BCE, western learning advocated that heavenly bodies revolved around the...
This bizarre contraption is an iron chastity belt, fastened at the side with a padlock. It was supposedly used to safegu...
This elaborate Jewish marriage-ring has a delicate pattern of twisted gold threads and bright enamel flowers. The ring f...
The Uttaradhyayana Sutra is one of the most important sacred books of the Shvetambar Jains, who venerate its antiquity a...
This manuscript of the 'Uttaradhyayana Sutra' was written in Prakrit prose and verse in the 16th century. The image show...
The arch-topped portrait, held by the Society of Antiquaries, is thought to be the earliest surviving painting of King R...
Korean woodblock book, printed on brown paper during the 16th century. The text is assumed to have been written in China...
This hand-written volume, known as the Devonshire Manuscript, is an anthology of courtly love poems made by members of H...
This ducat – a coin made almost entirely of pure gold – was minted in Venice between 1523 and 1538. The word ‘ducat’ ech...
Tyndale’s New Testament was the first to be printed in English. This is one of only three copies surviving from the 3,00...