Mercury mirror

Since ancient times, mirrors have been produced, but it is most of the times small objects, made out of polished convex metal. During the 13th century, we saw the first mirrors to be covered with a led or silver layer. The technique of the mercury mirror was developped in Northern Europe during the 14th century, […]

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Unicorns

The unicorn is known to have the power to heal sickness. Many medieval remedies were based on the powder from its horn. It was commonly thought that only a young girl could approach a unicorn, and in order to capture it and acquire its precious horn, one had to use a virgin as bate. These […]

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