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Awe Ox

In John Boorman’s film Excalibur, there’s a wonderful scene where the wizard Merlin is talking in a woodland vale with Morgana, the enchantress, about magic and the times they live in. At one point, he tells her: “The days of … Continue reading

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Modern Machinations & Merlin’s Engines

Once again, the astonishing Antikythera Mechanism is in the news and rightly so, because further detailed study of this intricate device has suggested that it’s older than was previously thought and may have been constructed as early as 205 BC. … Continue reading

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