Medieval Scholars

Nobody geeks out over “Game of Thrones” like medieval scholars!

Of all Monday morning Game of Thrones recaps, one of the most delightfully esoteric can be found on the Instagram and Tumblr accounts of the Getty museum in Los Angeles.

Since the start of the HBO show’s fourth season in 2014, assistant curator of medieval manuscripts Bryan C. Keene has recapped every episode with 10 images or objects corresponding to its themes.

For the July 30 episode, “The Queen’s Justice,” Keene posted a gilded 15th century French painting of prisoners being paraded through a city like Euron Greyjoy’s unfortunate captives; a 12th century illustration of three fierce dragons; and a photograph of obsidian arrowheads—a reference to dragon glass, the mythical material that’s like Kryptonite to the zombie army closing in from the north.

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