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A Sensory Experience: A Touch/Hear/Smell Approach to Exhibiting Medieval Manuscripts

A Sensory Experience: A Touch/Hear/Smell Approach to Exhibiting Medieval Manuscripts | et altera | Scoop.it
This weekend just gone, I attended the Hidden Hart Colloquium at Senate House in London. This was a day of celebration and exploration of the medieval manuscript and incunabula collection of R.E. H...
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Manuscripts experienced as they originally were

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Experts discover the mother of Roman perfumes on the Mediterranean coast

Experts discover the mother of Roman perfumes on the Mediterranean coast | et altera | Scoop.it
Researchers have described a new plant in the eastern Mediterranean, growing mainly near the coast.
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Roman perfume source!

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Sampling the Cartographer's Art; In New York, Exhibitions Map Old and New Worlds - New York Times

MAP fanciers in New York need not wander the globe to see some unusual examples of the genre, thanks to major exhibits at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum and the New York Public Library."The Power of Maps"
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This reminded me of the book The Fourth Part of the World - all about the history of geography.  What a wonderful perspective on geography in the ancient world.

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Writer stumbles upon art, language project he considers his ‘life’s work’

Writer stumbles upon art, language project he considers his ‘life’s work’ | et altera | Scoop.it
Tim Brookes, a professor at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., “stumbled upon” the issue of alphabets worldwide that are in danger of extinction, and the subject has consumed him since.
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Endangered alphabets!

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Using the Abacus (Useful videos)

Using the Abacus (Useful videos) | et altera | Scoop.it
Here is a sample for what you're in for when you beginning to grasp abacus.
I'd aim for accuracy rather than speed - and enjoy the process!

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Roman Numerals make much more sense when you realize the Romans used abaci!

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