Tuesday, 7 August 2012

The Aberdeen Bestiary @ Aberdeen University Library!


The Aberdeen Bestiary is currently on display at the Aberdeen University Library. The Medieval book is an animal encyclopedia documenting the different animals of the time, some well known at the time and others more exotic such as Lions and Elephants. You can view a digital version of the Bestiary here, its worth reading some of the side notes about the animals behaviours which seem to have been plucked from thin air but then I'd expect nothing less from a 600 year old nature book! The illustrations are really quite amazing and to think these were hand done is pretty mind blowing! Don't miss the chance to see this amazing book, the last day is Saturday 18th of August. I think the tree of snakes is my favourite one!