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(I know it’s not FR related but) anyone here on Furvilla who would be willing to buy furdollars from me for USD? Is there some shady place here on the internet where I can do trades like this? I have 1400 FD on hand and I’d gladly let them go for $10. I know it’s against the rules but no one is buying my art and I’m in a bit of an emergency here :(( OR ALTERNATIVELY please buy my art my prices are $10 max right now I’ll draw anything

i wish i get paid for posting about amber all day so i don’t have to work lol.  anyways last post of the day.  I just want to thank all my followers for following me.  I’ve never knew I have 1400+ followers.  I know some of you guys wont stick around much but hopefully you’ll stay.  and i’ll try keeping up with my blog.  also don’t hesitate to make amber gif requests.  I can do them when i get the time.  again appreciate everyone for following me.  Love you guys!!!

The Voynich Manuscript is the world’s most secretive book. It’s dated to the 15th century and contains an unknown writing system that even renowned cryptographers have never deciphered. Illustrations in the book suggest it may cover topics like herbal remedies, biology, astronomy, and the zodiac, but no one knows for sure what it really is. Source

“Nature forging a baby”

Forget conception or little homunculi, just make your babies in a forge.

But when Nature, sweet and compassionate, sees that envious Death and Corruption come together to put to destruction whatever they find within her forge, she continues always to hammer and forge and always to renew the individuals by means of new generation.

[Guillame de Lorris and Jean de Meun, Roman de la Rose. From Bruges c.1490-1500.]


Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 2012

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Book to accompany the 2012 exhibition Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe. It was the first exhibition to bring together a wide variety of works of art in diverse mediums that bear witness to the multiple aspects of the African presence in Europe in the Age of Exploration. The book includes European paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, books, and decorative objects, dating from around 1480 to around 1605, includes memorable images and riveting portraits of Africans, some of whose identities are known and others who remain anonymous.

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Hidden secrets of Yale’s 1491 world map revealed via multispectral imaging

The map, which dates to about 1491 and depicts the Earth’s surface from the Atlantic in the west to Japan in the east, is dotted with descriptions in Latin of various regions and peoples.


Perhaps the most interesting revelations, say the researchers, concern southern Africa. By studying visible river systems and legible place names, Van Duzer had previously determined that Martellus based his depiction of the region on the Egyptus N[MC1] ovelo [BL2] map, which survives in three manuscripts of Ptolemy’s “Geography.” The Egyptus Novelo used geographical data from native Africans, not European explorations. It is thought that the map was based on information shared by three Ethiopian delegates to the Council of Florence in 1441.

The new images show that the Martellus map’s depiction of southern Africa extends further east than the known versions of the Egyptus Novelo do, suggesting that the German cartographer was working from a more complete version of the map that showed the eastern reaches of the continent.

“It’s a seminal and tremendously important document of African mapping by the people of Africa, in this case preserved by a western source,” says Van Duzer.

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This is a part of why it’s so important that we constantly interact with and reexamine historical documents, artworks, maps, and objects.