Unicorn Pictures, History, and Eyewitness Sightings
Links under the Unicorn images below lead to some of the history of unicorns:
A Unicorn Horn Twenty Inches Long
This unicorn testimony, about the acquisition of a twenty-inch unicorn horn by Major Latter, in the mountainous regions of central Asia, is extracted from but a small portion of the comprehensive evidence for the existence of unicorns presented in Larry Brian Radka's Historical Evidence For Unicorns. He extracted this particular piece of rare history from a long treatise on the Unicorn found in an 1832 edition of Calmet's Dictionary of the Holy Bible. It reads as follows: . . .
The Unicorn is often thought of as an imaginary[i] animal, but the evidence indicates otherwise. Amie’s Universal Encyclopedia maintains that “according to an examination of accounts given of the Unicorn in ancient and modern times, the opinion of its fabulous character, which has prevailed since the time of Buffon,[ii] does not seem to rest on a foundation absolutely certain.
A Unicorn Sighted near Mount Sinai
A unicorn sighting was reported in an illustrated study printed in Germany in 1486, by Bernhard von Breydenbach, a deacon in Mainz Cathedral, who verbally and graphically detailed, with the help of the Dutch artist Erhard Reuwich, the sights and inhabitants encountered by a congregation of pilgrims on a trip to the Middle East. Breydenbach faithfully compiled his 148 page exposition entitled Peregrinatio in Terram Sanctam, better rendered: "Travel to the Holy Land," after he had led his flock in 1483 on a lengthy excursion from Venice to Jaffa , on to Ramala by caravan, and finally into Jerusalem for an extended visit to all the holy sites. They also ventured west into the forbidding Sinai Desert to the Monastery of Santa Catharina, and a member of that pilgrimage, Felix Fabri, "saw, on September 20, 1483, with his own eyes, as did all the members of his company, a unicorn standing on a hill near Mt. Sinai, and he observed it carefully for a long time." Breydenbach then continued onward to the Red Sea, into Cairo, and back to Europe. His popular travel documentary was translated from Latin into many languages, and its numerous editions were eagerly sought after by people of many nations for hundreds of years thereafter. This is the earliest medieval illustrated book of travel. The drawings for the woodcuts, which are numerous and excellent, were made from nature by Erhard Reuwich of Utrecht, who was one of the 150 members of the pilgrimage. . . .
Unicorn Death in Africa
Unicorn accounts of the primitive artistic evidence of the existence of unicorns on the Dark Continent in the eighteenth century have been passed on to us in the 1832 revised edition of Calmet’s Dictionary of the Holy Bible. Its editor, Edward Robinson, also included a quite interesting account of a true African unicorn hunt that resulted in the death of one unicorn, which provided a rare close-up description of the creature, including its horn. In his lengthy treatise on these elusive one-horned animals, he wrote: . . .
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