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can you read this page this 1200 year old latin psalm book is written in tironian notes the most popular short
Can you read this page? This 1,200-year-old Latin psalm book is written in Tironian notes, the most popular shorthand system in the ancient world. Tiro invented it more than 2,000 years ago to help him write down his master Cicero's speeches. #MakingYourMark #NationalWritingDay
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this image from codex arundel taken using uv light shows leonardo s studies of limbs from different viewpoints
This image from Codex Arundel, taken using UV light, shows Leonardo's studies of limbs from different viewpoints. He described his notebook on the opening page as 'a collection without order, drawn from many papers'. Explore with @BLMedieval #AMindinMotion
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dare to wander into a virtual world the future of maps has arrived explore the created by michael takeo magrud
Dare to wander into a virtual world… the future of maps has arrived! Explore the #ImaginaryCities created by Michael Takeo Magruder, our artist in residence.
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scientist inventor artist gain an insight into the workings of leonardo da vincis enquiring mind and follow hi
Scientist. Inventor. Artist. Gain an insight into the workings of Leonardo da Vinci’s enquiring mind and follow his tireless pursuit of knowledge at Leonardo da Vinci: #AMindinMotion.

Extra evening slots added due to popular demand. Book now #Leonardo500
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this quill pen once belonged to alfred lord tennyson no it s not quite like the plumes you see on tv yes this
This quill pen once belonged to Alfred, Lord Tennyson. No, it's not quite like the plumes you see on TV. Yes, this is how quill pens should look (this tweeter was surprised too).

Tennyson threw this quill away after it became damaged; see how the nib is bent. #MakingYourMark
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beethoven was a notoriously messy workerthis early working of the pastoral symphony from 1808 gives an idea of
Beethoven was a notoriously messy worker.This early working of the Pastoral Symphony from 1808 gives an idea of how he would examine an apparently simple, spontaneous phrase from every angle before embarking on the full compositional process. #BLTreasures
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his optical study shows that their image is enlarged because the undulating surface increases the base of the
His optical study shows that their image is enlarged because the undulating surface increases the base of the visual pyramid. Referring to the two lower sketches of water surfaces, Leonardo explained that small ripples reflect the Sun with greater luminosity than large ripples.
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ahead of the take a look at leonardo da vinci s sketch of the sun s reflection on rippling water arundel ms 26
Ahead of the #SummerSolstice, take a look at Leonardo da Vinci's sketch of the Sun's reflection on rippling water (Arundel MS 263, f. 25r). Leonardo wanted to understand why images of the Sun and Moon appear magnified when reflected on rippling water #AMindinMotion #Leonardo500
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a milestone anniversary in nyc stories of love and identity in wartime britain and the drag queens and kings m
A milestone anniversary in NYC, stories of love and identity in wartime Britain, and the drag queens and kings making library story hours fabulous.
@wthahell,@BoltonLMS ,@BL_OralHistory and@nypl are all#AnythingButSilent in this month's podcast: #Pride
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some early closures happening today origin coffee the imaginary cities exhibition and the shop in our entrance
Some early closures happening today: Origin Coffee, the Imaginary Cities exhibition, and the shop in our Entrance Hall will be closed to the public at 17.30.

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not that we have favourites or anything but we really couldn t agree more with miss granger
Not that we have favourites or anything, but we really couldn't agree more with Miss Granger. #HappyBirthdayHermione! #BLHarryPotter
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you can always count on fawkes to make an entrance our harry potter a history of magic exhibition opens in 50
You can always count on Fawkes to make an entrance. Our Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition opens in 50 days! #BLHarryPotter
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happy birthday leonardo da vinci born in 1452 painter sculptor architect engineer and owner of the most impecc
Happy birthday Leonardo da Vinci, born #onthisday in 1452. Painter, sculptor, architect, engineer and owner of the most impeccable handwriting.

Explore da Vinci's notebook, showing his 'mirror writing' moving from right to left, with #BLTreasures:
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happy birthday arthur conan doyle born otd 1859 his manuscript for sherlockholmesday
Happy birthday Arthur Conan Doyle, born #otd 1859. His manuscript for #SherlockHolmesDay
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happy birthday leonardo da vinci born in 1452 from leonardo s codex arundel this thought experiment explores h
Happy birthday Leonardo da Vinci, born #onthisday in 1452! From Leonardo's Codex Arundel, this thought experiment explores how a perpetual motion wheel might work, but in reality the wheel would always come to a stop... #AMindinMotion
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happy birthday severus snape on loan from and drawn by the amazing jim kay this portrait of the professor is o
Happy birthday, Severus Snape! On loan from and drawn by the amazing Jim Kay, this portrait of the professor is on display in . Can you guess #BLHarryPotterwhat the lilies by his hands might represent?
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our hearts go out to the staff and users of of brazil a reminder of the fragility and preciousness of our shar
Our hearts go out to the staff and users of of Brazil. A reminder of the fragility and preciousness of our shared global heritage #MuseuNacional
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to those celebrating eid al fitr marking the end of ramadan here is a beautiful qur an manuscript copied in je
#EidMubarak to those celebrating Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan. Here is a beautiful Qur'an manuscript copied in Jerusalem in 792 AH (1390 CE). Find out more about our Qur'an manuscripts here
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happy bookloversday what are you reading today shelfie
Happy #BookLoversDay! What are you reading today? #shelfie
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on loan from nicolas flamel s tombstone was reputedly found being used as a cutting board in a parisian grocer
On loan from , Nicolas Flamel's tombstone was reputedly found being used as a cutting board in a Parisian grocery! #BLHarryPotter
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