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Searching for the Elixir of Life

The Royal College for Physician of Edinburgh's new free exhibition Searching for the Elixir of Life is now open at No. 11 Queen Street, Monday to Friday, from 10am-4.30pm. Discover a selection of rare books and manuscripts which were used in the search of a medical legend.

Alchemists believed the symbols and riddles contained in these texts could not only map out the way to turn metals such as tin and lead into gold, but also discover something much more precious - the Elixir of Life.

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The doctors knew if they succeeded in making the Elixir or gold that they could be in danger, as there were plenty of jealous rivals who would happily harm them to get their hands on these wonders.

Will you be the first successful person to decode these texts in over 300 years? Join the search for the Elixir of Life.

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