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Unicorns and narwhals meet at Manhattan’s Cloisters

Dr. Martin Nweeia of Sharon gave a presentation on Nov. 10 on narwhals and their links to the mystical unicorn, at The Met Cloisters in New York City. Photo by Ian Rowan

NEW YORK CITY — Unicorns are the go-to symbol of the beautiful, the magical, the mystical and the probably impossible. No one in the modern world has ever seen one. And yet there are mentions of them in ancient and classical literature and they appear in classical art — perhaps most notably in the tapestries that are now part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, on display at The Cloisters in upper Manhattan. 

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