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A ‘spirit mirror’ used in Elizabeth I’s court had Aztec roots

Elizabeth Healey studying the John Dee Obsidian mirror

The mirror owned by astrologer John Dee is made of stone traced to a source near Pachuca, Mexico. The Aztecs created objects of the same stone. Credit: Stuart Campbell

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Nature 598, 239 (2021)



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    Campbell, S., Healey, E., Kuzmin, Y. & Glascock, M. D. Antiquity (2021).

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