Hereford Mappa Mundi: Legendary Cities, Monstrous Races, and Curious Beasts in a Single World Map

The tangled and strange illustrations of the Hereford Mappa Mundi reflect a medieval understanding of the known and the supernatural world at the time. It depicts the human world of men, cities and seas, and entire bestiaries of horrifying mythical creatures and marvelous cultures of distant lands.

Falling Stars and Black Stone: Humanity’s Worship of Meteorites

NASA’s Curiosity rover recently discovered a massive metal meteorite on the surface of Mars. The first encounter of its type, the two meters (6.5 feet) wide iron meteorite has been named ‘Lebanon’, and scientists are eager to examine the find. It is the largest ever discovered on the planet. Back on Earth, meteorites have longContinue reading “Falling Stars and Black Stone: Humanity’s Worship of Meteorites”