Monthly Archives: February 2016

A medieval alchemical book reveals new secrets

Originally posted on British Museum blog:
Bink Hallum, Arabic Scientific Manuscripts Curator, British Library  Marcel Marée, Assistant Keeper, Department of Ancient Egypt & Sudan, British Museum A page from the 18th-century copy of al-‘Irāqī’s Book of the Seven Climes (British Library, Add. MS 25724, fol. 50v) Among the many intriguing objects on display in the…