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    intelligent programmer girlfriend, Kat, Clay accidentally solves the puzzle that those who were borrowing from the Waybacklist had been trying to solve for years in just a couple of days. He soon finds out that Mr. Penumbra and the others are all part of a bibliophile cult, The Unbroken Spine. The Unbroken Spine dates back to the days of Aldus Manutius in the late 15th century and is now a global organization, with Mr. Penumbra’s store being just one of numerous other like stores. The ultimate goal of the “cult” is to crack the code of Manutius’ Codex Vitae, his encrypted book of life that is believed to hold the secrets of eternal life. The leader, Corvina, believes the best way to crack the book is by using old ways of chalk and parchment. Mr. Penumbra, after seeing how fast Clay solved the bookstore puzzle, believes that new technology will be better. Corvina banishes Penumbra for his words, but Penumbra helps Clay and Kat steal the Codex Vitae and bring it to Google to decode it. Even with Google’s massive computing power, it could not be solved. Eventually, Clay finds out that the original stamps used for the font it is written in show the key to decrypting the…

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    The New Testament Summary

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    period. In the third chapter the author writes about type of script the New Testament was written in. There are two types of script the books were written in which are uncials or minuscule. Uncials, meaning large letters. Minuscule, meaning small letters. The forth chapter consist of the uncials the Sinaitic Manuscript and its importance. It is important because of the controversy surrounding the discovery, the gift that is was to the Czar, and the missing parts of the text. For the fifth…

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    Title: “Four Gospels in Armenian” Artist: Scribe Margar for the Monastery of St. George at Mokk’ Date created: 1434/35 Country of origin: Armenia Medium: Tempera and gold on paper; stamped leather binding. Size: Overall: 11 1/16 x 7 5/8 x 3 3/8 in. (28.1 x 19.4 x 8.5 cm) Describe it in a few sentences: The “Four Gospels in Armenian” were in a glass casing so I had no way to turn the page. I was very interested in seeing the entire book because of the beauty in the two pages shown. The colors…

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    Dresden Codex Essay

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    This artefact is called the Dresden codex; it is one of the four Mayan books that still exist today. It is kept in the collection of the Saxon State and University Library in Dresden, Germany. The other three are in secure places in Madrid, Paris and in Mexico City. The Dresden codex consists of 39 leaves, inscribed on both sides, and 358 centimeters long, the codex was folded in an accordion like-manner. The Mayans adapted their system of writing called glyphs, from the Olmecs around 50…

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    The Mexican codex map was made 50 years after the Spanish conquered the Aztecs in 1521. The map illustrates two Mexican towns of Tlaxcala, the traces of the Mexican native society and the influence of the Spanish conquests in these regions. The church of Saint Barbara Tamasolco and Saint Anna situated on the left and right of the map represents each of these towns. The writings on the map resulted from the combination of the local language of the natives and one taken from Spain. Also, many of…

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    letter from Cortes and the Florentine Codex both describe the same event but from different perspectives. In an essay of approximately 600 words, compare and contrast these two documents. You could examine the history portrayed in the documents, different perspectives, language, tone, etc. Be sure to quote directly from the text and cite appropriately. To begin with, the letter from Cortes and the Florentine Codex both are describing the same event. The only difference is the…

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    Genres and Figures of Speech Overwhelming for many, the Bible presents challenges as one begins to read it. Written by multiple authors, and inspired by God, it displays a variety of genres and figures of speech sprinkled throughout for the reader to experience. Becoming familiar with several of the different genres and figures of speech within the Bible, a person’s understanding of it will increase. Genres Apodictic Law One of two major types of legal material present in the Old Testament,…

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    Food Regulations Essay

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    The main question my group members Laura Aday, Daniela Mejia-Lagos, and I discussed were how food regulation could be enhanced. The topic had dealt with food regulations in agriculture, livestock, and business. Poor food regulations in these areas could lead to health problems, norovirus outbreaks, and other forms of illnesses to the world population. The best solutions to my subtopic, which is business, was for the improvement of workers’ protection and universally accepted food safety laws.…

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    Manichean Texts

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    Manichean Texts of the Silk Road Tun-Huang was a major destination along the Silk Road. The caves of the thousand Buddhas contained many important manuscripts and pieces of art which have been used by historians to learn about the cultures of the Silk Road. Among these were three Manichean texts written in Chinese. These are the Hymnscroll, the Compendium of the Doctrines of Mani, and the Traité Pelliot. These are significant because they are some of the only written documents we have of the…

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    The Florentine Volcano

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    The Florentine Codex started in the 16th century in Mesoamerica by Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagun. This consist of 2,400 pages organized into twelve books. It is in Nahuatl, Spanish, and pictorials. The final version of the Florentine Codex was finished in 1569.the book twelve in the Florentine Codex are written in the following way: 1. Religious beliefs 2. Humanity, 3. Natural history. From Tenochtitlan-Tlatelolco perspective, the conquest of Mexico is the only strictly historical. …

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