Alchemist

Alchemist

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Caption: Alchemy. Historical artwork of an alchemist discovering phosphorus (glowing) while hunting for the Philosopher's Stone. The Philosopher's Stone was a mythical mineral that was said to be able to turn base metals into gold and to grant eternal youth. Illustration by Joseph Wright of Derby, 1771.

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