CANDID SNIPPETS FROM A BORING LIFE
(in other words, an eclectic mix of whatnots)—Or a chronicle of one clumsy existence, one mishap at a time.
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Flowers in boots
Asking for Help:
(Top) November 4, 1650: A letter, written on silk, from the Grand Empress Dowager Helena Wang - the ‘honorary mother’ of the Yongli Emperor - asks Pope Innocent X for help
(Bottom)’Letter of plea’: A visitor looks at a lengthy piece of correspondence written to Pope Paul III by Renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus circa 1535
Written in gold on a purple parchment, this privilegium was granted by Roman Empereror Otto I The Great in the 10th century
The signature of Galileo Galilei is seen on a document displayed as part of the exhibition. A report on the Italian astronomer’s 1633 trial for asserting that Earth revolved around the Sun, is on show
One sees a flame in the eyes of the young; But in the eyes of the old, one sees light.