Netflix’s The Witcher Casts King Henselt for Season 2

Netflix’s The Witcher Casts King Henselt for Season 2

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The Witcher Netflix series has become quite a phenomenon in recent memory. Fans of the game and book series as well as those who gush over medieval fantasy absolutely lauded the first season. The show perfectly captured the essence of the characters and world while satisfying the masses that just came off the absolute dud of a finale from Game of Thrones. With a promised seven seasons for the show comes news on castings for characters both unknown and very familiar to fans that toss coins to all Witcher content. The second season, according to Redanian Intelligence, has cast relatively …

Ancient Book Proves Connection Between Medieval Irish Doctors and Islamic Culture through Missing Binder

Ancient Book Proves Connection Between Medieval Irish Doctors and Islamic Culture through Missing Binder

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The Independent reports that an ancient text has revealed a surprising connection between medieval Irish doctors and ancient Persia (now Iran) during an important age of Islamic learning. Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin of University College Cork’s Irish Department discovered that doctors in the 1400s were exploiting medical knowledge from Persia. The famous medical text Canon of Medicine by the Persian physician Ibn Sena (980-1037), also known as Avicenna, was used to train doctors in Ireland during the medieval times.   Image Via Independent.ie   The spine of the book was found to contain an Irish translation based on a Latin translation of Ibn Sena’s work.  …