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A skeleton's blue teeth represent a 'bombshell' discovery for women's history

It's not surprising to learn that women who lived during the Middle Ages didn't always get the credit they deserved, but tangible proof that further erodes our male-centric view of history is always welcome. A new study asserts that lapis lazuli found in the teeth from the remains of a Medieval woman indicates that she was an artist. Researchers are calling the discovery a "bombshell" because it provides extremely uncommon proof of the role that women played as skilled artists at the t...
Tags: Science, Germany, Ap, Associated Press, Black Sea, Beach, Pompeii, Ohio State University, University of York, Alison Beach


A skeleton's blue teeth represent a 'bombshell' discovery for women's history

It's not surprising to learn that women who lived during the Middle Ages didn't always get the credit they deserved, but tangible proof that further erodes our male-centric view of history is always welcome. A new study asserts that lapis lazuli found in the teeth from the remains of a Medieval woman indicates that she was an artist. Researchers are calling the discovery a "bombshell" because it provides extremely uncommon proof of the role that women played as skilled artists at the ti...
Tags: Science, Germany, Ap, Associated Press, Beach, Pompeii, Ohio State University, University of York, Alison Beach


Rare gemstone particles found in an 8th-century nun's mouth shatter a historical misconception

It turns out medieval religious manuscripts were not exclusively the domain of male monks. Fleck of a rare gemstone pigment in fossilized teeth prove women were involved in the making of religious manuscripts. We'll never see these exquisite books the same way again. Surviving medieval religious manuscripts can be quite beautiful, with impeccable calligraphy and adorned with intricately detailed and brightly colorful illustrations. By and large, their authors remain unknown, and they've been as...
Tags: Art, Books, Gender, History, Afghanistan, Christianity, Innovation, Faith, Salzburg, Radini, Anita Radini, Fleck, Max Planck Institute, Ancient World, Badakshan, Alison Beach


Teeth prove women helped produce 8th-century religious manuscripts

It turns out medieval religious manuscripts were not exclusively the domain of male monks. Fleck of a rare gemstone pigment in fossilized teeth prove women were involved in the making of religious manuscripts. We'll never see these exquisite books the same way again. Surviving medieval religious manuscripts can be quite beautiful, with impeccable calligraphy and adorned with intricately detailed and brightly colorful illustrations. By and large, their authors remain unknown, and they've been as...
Tags: Art, Books, Gender, History, Afghanistan, Christianity, Innovation, Faith, Salzburg, Radini, Anita Radini, Fleck, Max Planck Institute, Ancient World, Badakshan, Alison Beach


Blue flecks in 900-year-old teeth reveal medieval nun was expert manuscript painter

She was the original blue nun. Scientists studying the skull of a nun who lived nearly 1,000 years ago in a monastery in Germany have made an unusual discovery – fragments of a blue pigment lodged in her teeth. The pigment turned out to be ultramarine, an expensive and very rare painting material made from lapis lazuli, a semi-precious stone. They believe it ended up there because the middle-aged nun was an illustrator of lavish medieval religious manuscripts and that she would have licked the e...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, Germany, Afghanistan, Frankfurt, Egypt, Harvard University, Tutankhamun, Ohio State University, University of York, Anita Radini, Titian, Perugino, Christina Warinner, Michael McCormick