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Agatha Christie at work

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What a wonderful shot! | Agatha Christie at work http://t.co/piEO2leIjL (via @karayaslihan and @HistoryNeedsYou) #WHM

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Tajemniczy rękopis Wojnicza to tekst Azteków? Nowa hipoteza

Tajemniczy rękopis Wojnicza to tekst Azteków? Nowa hipoteza | books, manuscripts and old prints | Scoop.it
Amerykańscy badacze - emerytowany botanik i informatyk - twierdzą, że rozgryźli najbardziej zagadkową księgę świata. Ich zdaniem namalowane na jej stronach rośliny pochodzą ze środkowej Ameryki, a nieodszyfrowany dotąd tekst to zapomniany dialekt języka azteckiego. To jest zgodne z analizą statystyczną sprzed roku, która dowodziła, że tekst zawiera jakiś przekaz.
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Book of Kells

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The Book of Kells contains the four Gospels in Latin based on the Vulgate text which St Jerome completed in 384AD, intermixed with readings from the earlier Old Latin translation. The Gospel texts are prefaced by other texts, including canon tables , or concordances of Gospel passages common to two or more of the evangelists; summaries of the gospel narratives (Breves causae); and prefaces characterizing the evangelists (Argumenta).

The book is written on vellum (prepared calfskin) in a bold and expert version of the script known as insular majuscule . It contains 340 folios, now measuring approximately 330 x 255 mm; they were severely trimmed, and their edges gilded, in the course of rebinding in the 19th century.
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[Illustrations de Narratio regionum Indicarum per Hispanos quosdam devastattarum] / Jean Théodore de Bry, grav. ; Le Père Bartholomé de Las Casas, aut. du texte

[Illustrations de Narratio regionum Indicarum per Hispanos quosdam devastattarum] / Jean Théodore de Bry, grav. ; Le Père Bartholomé de Las Casas, aut. du texte | books, manuscripts and old prints | Scoop.it
Bry, Jean Théodore de (1561-1623). Graveur - [Illustrations de Narratio regionum Indicarum per Hispanos quosdam devastattarum] / Jean Théodore de Bry, grav. ; Le Père Bartholomé de Las Casas, aut. du texte - 1598 - images
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Detailed Bird Illustrations on Feathers Promote Wildlife Conservation

Detailed Bird Illustrations on Feathers Promote Wildlife Conservation | books, manuscripts and old prints | Scoop.it
London-based artist Rebecca Jewell creates beautiful pieces that combine her interests in anthropology, natural history, and art. Her extensive work in Papua…
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