Incredible facts about orangutans, gorillas and chimpanzees
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Incredible facts about orangutans, gorillas and chimpanzees

We're almost finished working on our upcoming book, a pictorial archive of animals. We cannot wait to show you the stunning illustrations we've restored. This week's blog features a superb selection of primate images and facts about three wonderful species, orangutans, gorillas and chimpanzees. 
Discovering Deer: Red Deer, Antlers and the First Days of a Fawn
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Discovering Deer: Red Deer, Antlers and the First Days of a Fawn

We're busy working on our upcoming book, a pictorial archive of animals. It's coming together beautifully, and we're excited about sharing the phenomenal illustrations we've restored. This week's blog features a superb selection of deer images and fun facts about this magnificent animal. 
Fascinating Facts About Foxes
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Fascinating Facts About Foxes

We're working on a new image archive of animals, and we wanted to share some of the fantastic illustrations we're restoring. Read on to find out more about the red fox, and enjoy the characterful illustrations.
Animal Tattoo Symbolism Around The World
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Animal Tattoo Symbolism Around The World

Animal designs are a hugely popular subject in tattoo culture. Of course, they have a powerful and beautiful visual impact, but they are also deeply symbolic. To celebrate our upcoming book, The Animal Tattoo Inspiration Compendium. We're going on a journey around the world to explore some of the cultural meanings behind popular animal tattoo designs, read on to find out more, and preview some of the amazing illustrations in The Animal Tattoo Inspiration Compendium.
Surgery of the Past: Trepanning
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Surgery of the Past: Trepanning

Some of the earliest examples of surgery come from ancient Egypt, with documents and skeletal remains showing evidence of dentistry. Sushruta Samhita is an ancient Sanskrit text by Sushruta, an Indian surgeon and physician working in the 6th Century BCE, known as the 'Father of Surgery'. His book describes preventative measures, diagnosis and treatment of various ailments, including essential and cosmetic surgeries.
The Origins of Botanical Illustration
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The Origins of Botanical Illustration

Early herbals and pharmacopoeia of many cultures have included the depiction of plants. This was intended to assist the identification of a species, usually with some medicinal purpose. In this article, we'll learn about when the interest in botanical images became widespread, and the unique prespective botanical illustration provides. 
What are the five most venomous land snakes?
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What are the five most venomous land snakes?

There are over 3,000 species of snake worldwide. Of the 600 poisonous types, only 200 species have venom strong enough to harm or kill a human - and the top three most venomous snakes on Earth are all native to one country - read on to find out which one. 
Toe-curling facts about early dentistry
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Toe-curling facts about early dentistry

After reading through our favourite strange and toe-curling facts about dentistry of the past, you may find yourself brushing your teeth extra thoroughly. 
Will you solve one of the world's most difficult and mysterious puzzles? Introducing Cicada 3301
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Will you solve one of the world's most difficult and mysterious puzzles? Introducing Cicada 3301

Do you fancy yourself as a puzzle solver? Here's your chance to try your hand at one of the internet's most difficult unsolved puzzles and join a mysterious top-secret club. Three puzzles were set, but one remains unsolved.