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The surprisingly sophisticated diet of a medieval monk

14th-century recipes from a Benedictine monastery reveal a taste for rich, spicy food.

This medieval map melds Greek myths with biblical passages

The Mappa Mundi attempts to pin down locations of the unattainable and the grotesque.

Astronauts, gremlins, ice cream cones: These are not the gargoyles you were expecting

Sometimes restoration projects include unexpected novelties.

When 12th-century monks saw the moon split in two

Many theories have arisen, but we may never know for sure.

Remembering a forgotten Renaissance Dominican artist

You might know Fra Angelico, but do you know Sister Plautilla Nelli?

Art and the Gospels: Who was St. Salome?

She was considered a saint from the early days of the Church, but do we really know who she was? Art might have some answers.

A drawing of a cockatoo in a 13th-century Vatican manuscript reveals unknown trade routes

The illustration was penned by the Holy Roman Emperor's own hand.

9 Natural remedies for melancholy and anger from a 9th century German nun

They may not be divinely inspired, but they sure are interesting, and may actually work.

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