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Museo de la Alkimia

It was the precedent of modern chemistry, but this science was based on uniform thinking which also cleansed the spirit. We are talking about alchemy and its only dedicated museum in Spain, which is to be found in Córdoba. It brings together relics of the Al-Andalus period, between the 8th century and the 11th century, together with more modern exhibits.Alchemy saw its heyday at the time of the Caliphate of Córdoba, under Abd-ar-Rahman III, a legacy passed down by Islamic civilization, which created a bridge between the Ancient World and the Middle Ages. Having been vilified and condemned as heresy, Philip II managed to recover a large number of alchemical remedies and works at El Escorial.The museum, situated in the Jewish quarter of Córdoba, houses a unique collection of alchemy stones, elixirs, medicines and stills in perfect working order. It also features a library, conference rooms and an astronomical observatory.

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MarcViskens03-May-2018 18:50
victorswan15-Apr-2018 14:52
Facinating image and very interesting explanation as Always Jose lovely work BV
Lamar Nix30-Mar-2018 00:37
Looks to be an early computer in which one rotates the center disc to align with outer sectors. y interesting!
Guest 26-Mar-2018 21:42
An interesting chart. From the latin text it apparently refers to stars such Polaris, Sirius etc.
John Hamers26-Mar-2018 21:33
Interesting capture for sure !!V
Helen Betts26-Mar-2018 21:11
Fascinating capture, Jose. V.
Chris Morton26-Mar-2018 20:21
fotabug26-Mar-2018 20:09
Beautiful museum piece!
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