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    Human bone with bronze arrow-head. Hallstatt Period (850-450 BCE)


    Opening page of the "Primary Chronicle" or Radziwill Chronicle, which tells the early history of Russia, from the legendary Rurik to 1206. Although compiled earlier by orthodox monks, the present version was written at the end of the 15th century. 612 miniatures.

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    Messengers begin peace talks between Iziaslav and Vasilko, son of Iuri; victory of Mstislav, son of Iziaslav, over the Coumans; he takes their herds and liberates their Russian prisoners. From the Radziwill Chronicle, page 196, 612 miniatures, late 15th


    The Russian forces under Prince Mikhalko of Kiev beat the Cumans who had invaded Kiev territory. From the Primary or Radziwill Chronicle, an early history of Russia, from the legendary Rurik to the year 1206. 15th, 612 miniatures. p.211 r.


    From "Astronomicum Caesareum" (1540), a hand-painted book on astronomy by Peter Apianus, teacher to Emperor Karl V, to whom the work is dedicated. Paper disks can be moved by strings to show displacement of the heavenly bodies.


    Le Livre des simples medecines - translation into French from the 12th century Latin manuscript of Matthaeus Platearius,physician in Salerno,Italy. Middle 15th,Parchment,29 x 20 cm,221 pages. A hive with bees. Fol.149


    The Hohenstaufen eagle. Detail from the ceiling mosaic (12th) in the room of Norman King Roger of Sicily (Stanza di Ruggiero).


    Nobles of many nationalities lead riderless horses in the funerary procession held for Emperor Karl V in Brussels, 1558. The only hand-coloured copy of the book was a present from Karl's son, Philip II, to his councillor Cardinal Granvella.Printers:Plantin-Moretus


    On January 4, 1642, Isaac Newton was born in this room. The scientific instruments are from a later period of his life.


    Laboratory at the Technische Hochschule in Zurich with instruments dating from the time when Albert Einstein studied there.


    Albert Einstein's desk in the patent-office where he prepared his Theory of Relativity. Bern, Switzerland


    Albert Einstein's study at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, USA, where he spent his last years.


    Blaise Pascal (1623-1662). Oil on canvas

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    Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), painted 1636 Oil on canvas, 66 x 56 cm Inv. 745


    Swinging chandelier in the Cathedral of Pisa. In 1583 Galilei conceived the idea of pendulous motion while looking at this chandelier.


    So-called "Venus of Medici", detail, showing the thoracic cavity and abdomen of a woman, one of the 1992 wax models ordered from Florentine scientists Prof. Paolo Mascagni and Felice Fontana by Emperor Joseph II for the education of army surgeons, 1785


    Tellurium-planetarium, driven by crank and wheels, shows the orbits of Mercury, Venus, earth and moon around the sun in corresponding rotation times. Signed "John Handsford, Bristol" Around 1780, 60 cm across


    Celestial globe by Joseph Jerome Lalande, 1775. Detail: the unicorn.


    Medical complaints and their remedies, from John Aderne of Newark's "De Arte phisicali et de Cirurgia",England,1412.


    Vivant-Denon travaillant dans la salle de Diane au Louvre. Encre brune,lavis brun,plume, 49,6 x 40,9 cm INV 33405 recto


    World Map of Johannes Stabius (Mappa mundi). Dated 1515. Woodblock (printed from four blocks), 645 x 850mm. For the left part see 33-02-03/17.


    The Small Triumphal Car or The Burgundian Marriage. From the triumphal procession of Emperor Maximilian I. 1516-1518. Left block (reduzed in size): Maximilian as Duke and Mary of Burgundy holding the Burgundian coat of arms. Woodcut (printed from two blocks) - left block, 921 x 403mm.


    Coat of Arms of Johann Tscherte (Coat of Arms with the Wild Man). Around 1518. Woodcut, 185 x 142mm. (monogrammed)


    A man drawing a recumbent woman. llustration from Albrecht Duerer's Treatise on the Art of Measurement ("Vnderweysung der messung"), first edition published by Hieronymus Andreae, Nuremberg, 1525. Woodcut, 75 x 216mm. (fol. Q3v.)


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