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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Latin: From Medieval Curiosities to Revolutionary Icons" Step back in time with a glimpse into the fascinating world of Latin

Background imageLatin Collection: Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, ca. 1503. Creator: Albrecht Durer

Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, ca. 1503. Creator: Albrecht Durer
Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, ca. 1503

Background imageLatin Collection: Medieval urine wheel

Medieval urine wheel. Labelled in Latin, this 15th century diagram shows some of the possible colours of urine (outer edge of circle) to help doctors diagnose urine-related diseases

Background imageLatin Collection: Brudenell Magna Carta

Brudenell Magna Carta
The Brudenell Magna Carta, document on vellum, dated 12 October 1297, with a substantial fragment of the Great Seal of Edward I. The original Magna Carta was issued in Latin in 1215

Background imageLatin Collection: Her Majestys Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne (21)

Her Majestys Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne (21) shown with its complement of Douglas A-4G Skyhawks of 805 Squadron RAN ranged for entering port

Background imageLatin Collection: Orteliuss map of Ottoman Empire, 1570

Orteliuss map of Ottoman Empire, 1570
Orteliuss map of the Ottoman Empire. This map is from the 1570 first edition of Theatrum orbis terrarum ( Theatre of the World )

Background imageLatin Collection: Che Guevara / Smoking

Che Guevara / Smoking
ERNESTO GUEVARA Known as CHE GUEVARA Latin American guerrilla leader and revolutionary theorist. Listening to an address in Santiago de Cuba. *UNAVAILABLE FOR USE IN ASIA AT PRESENT* Date: 1928 - 1967

Background imageLatin Collection: Lindisfarne Gospels page

Lindisfarne Gospels page
Beginning of the Book of Luke, Lindisfarne Gospels, 1100s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction

Background imageLatin Collection: Initial page from the Lindisfarne Gospels, late 7th or early 8th century

Initial page from the Lindisfarne Gospels, late 7th or early 8th century. Gospel of St John the Evangelist, originally produced in Lindisfarne, North East England

Background imageLatin Collection: Butterfly illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian

Butterfly illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, engraved by J Mulder, from a visit to Suriname, South America

Background imageLatin Collection: Wartime poster of Churchills famous words

Wartime poster of Churchills famous words: Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few, referring to the pilots of the Royal Air Force, fighting the Battle of Britain

Background imageLatin Collection: 17th century world map

17th century world map
World map, published around 1664 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, by Dutch mapmaker Joan Blaeu (c.1599- 1673). The Latin title is Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula

Background imageLatin Collection: Et in Arcadia Ego, c1650. Artist: Nicolas Poussin

Et in Arcadia Ego, c1650. Artist: Nicolas Poussin
Et in Arcadia Ego, c1650. The painting, also known as The Arcadian Shepherds, shows a Greek mythological scene in which a group of shepherds inspects an inscribed coffin

Background imageLatin Collection: Butterfly illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian

Butterfly illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, engraved by P Sluyter, from a visit to Suriname, South America

Background imageLatin Collection: Roman Britain Map

Roman Britain Map
A map depicting the network of Roman settlements in Britain

Background imageLatin Collection: Oronce Fines world map, 1531

Oronce Fines world map, 1531
Oronce Fines world map. Map of the worlds northern and southern hemispheres by the French mathematician and cartographer Oronce Fine (1494-1555)

Background imageLatin Collection: William Tyndale / Whittock

William Tyndale / Whittock
WILLIAM TYNDALE English translator of Bible; burned at the stake for heresy in 1536

Background imageLatin Collection: Map of Tenochtitlan. Mexico, 1560. By Alonso de Santa Cruz

Map of Tenochtitlan. Mexico, 1560. By Alonso de Santa Cruz
Map of Tenochtitlan. Mexico, 1560. General islario of all the islands in the world. Work of the chronicler and cosmographer Alonso de Santa Cruz (1505-1567). National Library. Madrid. Spain

Background imageLatin Collection: Mexico, San Miguel de Allende. La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel Church dominates

Mexico, San Miguel de Allende. La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel Church dominates the city at twilight

Background imageLatin Collection: 16th century map of the British Isles

16th century map of the British Isles
Map of the British Isles, in the 1570 edition of Ortelius Atlas (Theatrum Orbis Terrarum). Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) was a Flemish mapmaker who is considered to have produced the first true atlas

Background imageLatin Collection: Our Ladye of Walsingham, Mary and Jesus

Our Ladye of Walsingham, Mary and Jesus
Our Ladye of Walsingham - Mary and Jesus

Background imageLatin Collection: Che Guevara / Builder

Che Guevara / Builder
ERNESTO GUEVARA Known as CHE GUEVARA Latin American guerrilla leader and revolutionary theorist. Relaxing after a voluntary working Sunday. *UNAVAILABLE FOR USE IN ASIA AT PRESENT*

Background imageLatin Collection: Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio, 1595, by Gerardus Merc

Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio, 1595, by Gerardus Merc
Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594). Flemish cartographer. Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio. Map of the Arctic with the North Pole and surrounding lands within and outside the Arctic Circle, 1595

Background imageLatin Collection: Ramon Llull (1235-1316). Breviculum Codex. Miniature. Baden

Ramon Llull (1235-1316). Breviculum Codex. Miniature. Baden
Ramon Llull (1235-1316). Breviculum Codex. Miniature. Llull preaching. Parchment 92. Page 5r. Baden Memorial Library. Karlsruhe. Germany

Background imageLatin Collection: LUTHER: THESES, 1517. The 95 theses which German religious reformer Martin Luther

LUTHER: THESES, 1517. The 95 theses which German religious reformer Martin Luther nailed to the church door at Wittenberg, Germany, on 31 October 1517

Background imageLatin Collection: 17th century map of Europe

17th century map of Europe

Background imageLatin Collection: CELLARIUS, Andreas (1596-1665). Atlas Coelestis

CELLARIUS, Andreas (1596-1665). Atlas Coelestis seu Harmonia Macrocosmica. 1661. Fol 24. Hemisphaerium stellatum boreale antiquum. Representation of the Northern Hemisphere

Background imageLatin Collection: Roman Britain Map

Roman Britain Map
A map depicting the network of Roman settlements in Britain

Background imageLatin Collection: 17th century map of the New World

17th century map of the New World
Western Hemisphere, 17th century Dutch map. This shows the New World that was being discovered by Europeans exploring the Western Hemisphere of the Earth

Background imageLatin Collection: Development of the English alphabet

Development of the English alphabet. The Old Greek alphabet derived from Phoenician and was in use by 900-800 BC. A western variant, known as the Euboean or Cumae alphabet

Background imageLatin Collection: Che Guevara / 1962 / Camera

Che Guevara / 1962 / Camera
ERNESTO GUEVARA Known as CHE GUEVARA Latin American guerrilla leader and revolutionary theorist. Pictured with a camera. *UNAVAILABLE FOR USE IN ASIA AT PRESENT*

Background imageLatin Collection: Illuminated Wenzelbibel manuscript

Illuminated Wenzelbibel manuscript
A page from the illuminated manuscript known as the Wenzelbibel (or Wenzelsbibel), named after King Wenzel (Wenceslaus) IV of Bohemia

Background imageLatin Collection: Page of illuminated text from the Gospel of St Luke, c700

Page of illuminated text from the Gospel of St Luke, c700. Latin text with intricate decoration inspired by Celtic designs. From the Gospel of St Luke, Lindisfarne Gospels

Background imageLatin Collection: Pampulha Church, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Pampulha Church, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Church of St Francis of Assisi at Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, designed by the architect Oscar Niemeyer in the organic modern style

Background imageLatin Collection: Coat of Arms for Marylebone, London

Coat of Arms for Marylebone, London, with Virgin and Child at the top, and a Latin motto below (Fiat Secundum Verbum Tuum, let it be done according to your word). Date: early 20th century

Background imageLatin Collection: Design and motto of the Royal Artillery -- Ubique

Design and motto of the Royal Artillery -- Ubique
Design and motto of the Royal Artillery, showing a crown, ornate initials RA in mirror image, a field gun, and the Latin word Ubique, meaning Everywhere

Background imageLatin Collection: Mathematical series, 18th century

Mathematical series, 18th century

Background imageLatin Collection: 16th century map of the British Isles

16th century map of the British Isles
British Isles, 16th century Dutch map. This shows England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, though Ireland is not yet accurately mapped. Published in 1595, from work by Gerard Mercator

Background imageLatin Collection: Map of the Manor of Middleton, 1606

Map of the Manor of Middleton, 1606
Map of the Manor of Middleton, surveyed by John Norden, showing land in the south-west of the Parish of Middleton, including buildings such as St Nicholas Church that are now under the sea Additional

Background imageLatin Collection: Che Guevara / 1960

Che Guevara / 1960
ERNESTO GUEVARA Known as CHE GUEVARA Latin American guerrilla leader and revolutionary theorist. A smiling Che wearing his beret. *UNAVAILABLE FOR USE IN ASIA AT PRESENT*

Background imageLatin Collection: Anatomy / Head / Tongue

Anatomy / Head / Tongue
MOUTH A medical diagram of the human tongue (lower and upper surfaces), with the specific zones of taste and sensation marked by their Latin names

Background imageLatin Collection: Map of Europe, 1700

Map of Europe, 1700
17th century map of Europe. Published in 1700, this map by the Dutch cartographer Frederick de Witt (1630-1706) shows the latest knowledge of the geography of Europe

Background imageLatin Collection: Revolutionary art, Museum of the Revolution, Havana, Cuba

Revolutionary art, Museum of the Revolution, Havana, Cuba

Background imageLatin Collection: 17th century map of the New World

17th century map of the New World

Background imageLatin Collection: Distillation, 16th century woodcut

Distillation, 16th century woodcut
Distillation. Coloured 16th century woodcut depicting apparatus used for distillation. Two liquids to be distilled are being heated in large flasks (bottom left and right)

Background imageLatin Collection: Iguazu Waterfalls, Brazil / Argentina

Iguazu Waterfalls, Brazil / Argentina
Iguazu Waterfalls, Brazil/Argentina

Background imageLatin Collection: Map of England, Britannia Antiqua, from The Atlas of Ancient Geography

Map of England, Britannia Antiqua, from The Atlas of Ancient Geography
KW288091 Map of England, Britannia Antiqua, from The Atlas of Ancient Geography, by Samuel Butler, published in London, c.1829 (colour litho) by English School

Background imageLatin Collection: Cuba, Havana. Apartment living in Havana

Cuba, Havana. Apartment living in Havana

Background imageLatin Collection: Peru. Hand painted ceramic pendants

Peru. Hand painted ceramic pendants



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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Latin: From Medieval Curiosities to Revolutionary Icons" Step back in time with a glimpse into the fascinating world of Latin. Delve into its diverse history, from the peculiar Medieval urine wheel used for medical diagnosis to the influential Brudenell Magna Carta that shaped modern legal systems. Embark on a maritime journey aboard Her Majesty's Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne (21), where tales of heroism and bravery unfold. Uncover the power behind Churchill's famous words through a wartime poster that rallied nations during times of adversity. Marvel at Orteliuss map of Ottoman Empire, 1570, which reveals intricate details and geopolitical shifts. Lose yourself in the mesmerizing Lindisfarne Gospels page, an artistic masterpiece showcasing early Christian devotion. Travel to Mexico's enchanting San Miguel de Allende, where La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel Church dominates the skyline with its awe-inspiring architecture. Immerse yourself in nature as you admire Maria Sibylla Merian's exquisite butterfly illustration, capturing delicate beauty with scientific precision. Unleash your rebellious spirit alongside Che Guevara as he gazes defiantly through his iconic smoking portrait. Experience ancient craftsmanship through an initial page from the Lindisfarne Gospels dating back centuries. Expand your horizons further with a 17th-century world map that unveils uncharted territories and global exploration. Witness Tenochtitlan come alive on Alonso de Santa Cruz's Map of Mexico from 1560, offering insights into Aztec civilization and cultural heritage. Latin is not merely a language; it is an extraordinary tapestry woven with threads spanning centuries and continents. Join us as we unravel its mysteries and celebrate its enduring legacy across art, science, politics, religion, and beyond.