Alchemy

Alchemy

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Caption: Alchemy. Historical artwork from The Book of Lambspring (1749 edition) of a meeting between a deer and a unicorn in a wood. In alchemy, the deer signified the Sun and the unicorn represented the Moon. Alchemy was the pseudoscientific predecessor of chemistry, which among other ideas is best known for its practitioner's trying to turn base metals into gold.

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