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Taken from a transcription of a work by Nicolas Flamel of 1414 on alchemy and astronomical influences.

When you hear the word ‘alchemy’ what springs into your mind? Wise wizards and magical incantations, pursuit of eternal life and the quest to transmute metals, turning lead into gold? In that context the Science Museum seems an unlikely museum to send artefacts to join the British Library’s Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition. The British Library exhibition explores magic and asks questions about why we believe the things we do. It reveals how many of the concepts in […]

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