Cairo Genizah : Alchemy

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Collection of alchemical recipes and apparatus. The text opens with a discussion of balances and weights, describes various apparatus for mixing, giving the weights of the different ingredients and indicating the corresponding planetary names for the metals. Other materials mentioned are sal ammoniac (‘the eagle’) and alum (potassium sulfate) from Yemen. Recipes are organised according to their main ingredient.</p>




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