How Medieval Artists Painted Elephants (They Had Apparently Never Seen an Elephant)

Imagine a four-legged beast with no knee joints that cannot lie down and has to sleep leaning against a tree. An animal with a long, skinny trumpet for a nose. A creature large enough that one can build small castles on its back. It lives for 300 years and is afraid of mice. Its mortal … Continue reading How Medieval Artists Painted Elephants (They Had Apparently Never Seen an Elephant)