The Conquest of Gaul

The Conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar in a glass jar with white pickling vinegar and a whole untrimmed sheep liver.

In Ancient Rome a haruspex was employed by the state to practise a form of divination called haruspicy, the inspection of the entrails of sacrificed animals, especially the livers of sacrificed sheep and poultry. They would often be consulted before decisions of state were finalised.

Stephen Emmerson.