Thursday, January 27, 2011

What Is It?

‘It is black, smooth, light and porous and differs but little from wood in appearance. The fumes of it, burnt, keep serpents at a distance and dispel hysterical affections... A decoction of this stone
in wine is curative of toothache...’
- Pliny, Natural History, 1st century AD

Find out by reading this fabulous post at Art of Mourning.

1 comment:

Rikkitikkitavi said...

This is wonderful, Thank you so much!!!! Rick