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The First Encyclopedia By A Woman Contains The First Image Of A Pretzel

image credit Hortus Deliciarum is a medieval manuscript compiled by abbess Herrad of Landsberg at the Hohenburg Abbey in Alsace.The Hortus Deliciarum is like a handbook of questionable firsts, standing as the first encyclopedia to be authored by a woman, as well as holding what may be the earliest depiction of a pretzel the world has ever seen. The Presurfer
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