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This 200-Year-Old Book Is Also An Animated Painting

It's like a .gif, but it was made a couple centuries ago.

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The Special Collections & Archives at the University of Iowa has a 200-year-old book that not only contains the Old Testament, but also a painting that has been animated by Talya Miller.

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The animated illustration is of Church of St. Olave in Old Jewry, London. This technique is called fore-edge painting.

You can see more cool stuff from the University of Iowa's archives here.