Woman’s name and tiny sketches hidden in 1,200-year-old manuscript

Researchers have uncovered secret scribbles and sketches carved into a medieval manuscript more than 1,200 years ago. The hidden marks, made without ink, were found on the pages of an early medieval book kept in a library at Oxford University in England.

Researchers believe they are the work of a high-ranking, highly educated woman at a time when only the elite could read and write. Many of the doodles contain the Old English female name Eadburg, which researchers believe may be the identity of the person who took the notes.

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