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smithsonianlibraries: Wondering if this doodle is as old as the book it’s doodled in? If so, it’s pushing 500 years… The doodle is found in the back of a handwritten manuscript copy of the complete text of Boethius’ De institutione arithmetica from the 15th century.

The 'Book of Kells' is an illuminated manuscript containing the four New Testament Gospels in Latin. It was created by Celtic Monks ca. 800 AD