cræft-wyrc

cræft-wyrc, n.n: workmanship. (“kraft-wurk”)

Today’s Wordhord Wednesday post is about the eall-isig star. Read it on Patreon.

treadmillcrane

Building the Tower of Babel, a good example of the medieval building process. Note the pulley system, driven by a man inside a wooden wheel that functions much like a treadmill. From the Morgan Picture Bible (a.k.a. the Crusader Bible, the Maciejowski Bible and the Shah ‘Abbas Bible). France (Paris), 1240s. New York, The Morgan Library and Museum, MS M.638. [ica.themorgan.org]