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Da Vinci and petrified shells

Leonardo da Vinci and palaeontology | part 2 (Click this link for part 1) What is the true nature of petrified shells? Background picture from Leonardo's Codex. Among the corpus of Leonardo‚Äôs writings, the Codex Leicester has been acknowledged as a fundamental document in the…

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Palaeontology in the Renaissance

Leonardo da Vinci and palaeontology | part 1 Follow this link for part 2 Mona Lisa's gaze on a fossil bivalve. Fossil from the collections of the University of Genova. The Renaissance was a cultural movement that profoundly affected Western intellectual life by introducing great…

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