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images from the 18th century manuscript on alchemy Clavis Artis, attributed to Zoroaster. Biblioteca dell’Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Roma.

King Lebna Dengel of Abyssinia (Ethiopia). Contemporary portrait of Lebna Dengel by Cristofano Dell'Altissimo. Circa 1532. The beginning of the end of the Solomonic empire of Ethiopia came under Lebna Dengel.

Scaramouch (SKAR-ah-moosh) Noun: -A boastful but cowardly person. -A stock character in the Italian commedia dell'arte that burlesques the Spanish don and is characterized by boastfulness and cowardliness. -A cowardly buffoon. -Ruffian; scoundrel. From French Scaramouche, from Italian Scaramuccia, from scaramuccia skirmish. First Known Use: 1662. Used in a sentence: “I see a little silhouetto of a man Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the fandango?” ~Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen -1975