Alchemists Distillation Apparatus

The Alchemists Distillation Apparatus was basically a double boiler, invented by Maria the Jewess (AKA: Miriam the Prophetess) who was an Alchemist. There is still a debate as to where she actually lived (circa 50 CE). Some say she lived in Alexandria, an Egyptian city. Whiles others say she came from Harren, Syria.

Date:
      50 CE
Name(s):
      Maria the Jewess (AKA: Miriam the Prophetess)
Occupation:
      Alchemist
Location:
      Alexandria, Egypt or Harren, Syria


Additional Information:

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