Medieval shit

1.9.19

Scientists Identify a Medieval Artist by the Blue Gemstone in Her Teeth

“The discovery of lapis lazuli in the dental calculus of an 11th-century religious woman is without precedent in the European medieval archaeological record.”

9.10.14

The Zozobra Festival Is a Neo-Pagan Ode to Spanish Colonialism

At a park in New Mexico’s capital city of Santa Fe, tens of thousands of people gather every year to watch the burning of what might be the world’s largest marionette. The creature is known as Zozobra, or “Old Man Gloom.”