Party Popes and Naughty Nunneries

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Feb 28
This 14th century illustration depicts Alexander the Great sitting in a flying machine pulled along by griffins who are chasing a piece of meat held on a pole in front of them, presciently forecasting The Flintstones by around five centuries.
Lorraine Daston and Katherine Park, Wonders and the Order of Nature 1150-1750 (New York: Zone Books, 1998), 97.

This 14th century illustration depicts Alexander the Great sitting in a flying machine pulled along by griffins who are chasing a piece of meat held on a pole in front of them, presciently forecasting The Flintstones by around five centuries.

Lorraine Daston and Katherine Park, Wonders and the Order of Nature 1150-1750 (New York: Zone Books, 1998), 97.


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