The Strange and Sudden Death of Ancient Alchemy

March 13, 2019 - General
Alchemist Sendivogius (1566–1636) by Jan Matejko, (1867)

The quest for the Philosopher’s Stone, alchemy, the search for the Elixir of Life and turning base elements into gold, which occupied the minds of many famous ancient scientists such as Isaac Newton, abruptly came to a halt by the end of the 18th century, due to two incidents, involving a hoax and a suicide.


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