Dustsceawung
Reflection on the remains of the past as a way of emphasising the transience of life was such a common theme in Old English literature that they had a special word for this motif: Dustsceawung, 'contemplation of the dust.'

I blog history things. I am particularly interested in medieval history and the history of science and medicine, as well as osteoarchaeology and palaeopathology. So you will probably see a lot of those topics here. My ask is always open for questions, suggestions, requests, or anything else you feel compelled to say.

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    Medieval images of bees and beekeeping
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    Sherlock Holmes totally retired to keep bees
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    BEES.
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    I feel obligated to reblog all Medieval art that appears on my dashboard… especially after people in my art history...
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    Medieval images of bees
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    This is awesome.
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