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    Funeral shield with coat-of-arms (16th-17th).


    Goldmakers' street on Prague's Hradshin, the castle hill. An ancient street where, according to legend, alchimists tried to find the secret of gold-making under Emperor Rudolf II (1552-1612).


    Pharmacy Santa Maria Novella. Laboratory in the older part; an ancient book of recipes and mortar for mixing prescriptions.


    Saint Isaac, a monk in the grottos of Kiev, walks on fire. He has a dispute with his abbot; Saint Isaac attacked by demons. From the Radziwill Chronicle, an early history of Russia, page 113 v. 612 miniatures, late 15th


    Mstislav Rostislavich assembles his followers in Rostov; His uncle and enemy, Vsevolod, has a vision in which he sees the icon of Our Lady of Vladimir on the walls of the town of Suzdal. From the Radziwill Chronicle, page 222 r, 612 miniatures, late 15th.


    From "Astronomicum Caesareum" (1540), by Peter Apianus, teacher to Emperor Charles Vth, to whom the work is dedicated. Paper disks can be moved by strings to show the 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.Collecting aloe plants "in the woods of Babylon".Fol.28.


    Coat-of-arms: two crossed griffin claws topped by a horned helmet. Tombstone bas-relief

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    A medieval tavern. Reconstruction in the basement of the Collegium Maius (old university) in Cracow, Poland.

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    Astrolabe: astronomical instrument (ca. 1500) used at the Collegium Maius (old university) at Cracow when Nicolas Copernicus studied there.


    Nicolas Copernicus' treatise "De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium libri sex". Library of the Collegium Maius


    Octagonal room, Greenwich Observatory: instruments used during Isaac Newton's time. The prime meridian, represented by a green line painted on the floor, runs through this room.


    Interior of an atomic reactor, the glow of the "Tscherenkov blue", and Albert Einstein's formula E=mc 2.


    Pierre Corneille's library in Rouen, France.

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    Room in which Kepler died in 1630. His writing desk, his last letter about his instruments which served as his last will and testament, his globe, and other personal effects.


    Nicolas Copernicus' treatise "De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium libri sex". Library of the Collegium Maius.


    Woolthorpe Cemetery,where Newton used to sit in the years 1665/66 when the plague prevented him from attending classes in Cambridge."In those days I was in the prime of my age for invention.." Newton wrote late in life.


    The bishop's palace at Heilsberg (Lizbark),Poland, where Nicolas Copernicus worked many years as secretary to his uncle, Bishop Watzelrode of Ermland.


    Constantijn Huygens (1596-1687), Dutch poet and friend of artists, father of the physician Christiaan Huygens. Oil on wood, 99 x 84 cm On loan to the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands


    The grinding lathe for optical lenses in philosopher Baruch Spinoza's house in Rijnsberg near Leiden, Netherlands. Spinoza (1632-1677) lived in Rijnsberg between 1660 and 1663. Next to his philosophical studies, he also ground optical lenses.


    Spiral staircase of Blois castle in the inner courtyard Constructed about 1515, is it the most famous winding staircase. On the banister salamander and ermine, the heraldic animals of Francois I and his Queen, Claude de France.


    Models which served in Benjamin Franklin's lightening rod experiments: bottle (second from right)is a stencil plate; the other three objects were part of the "storm- house" demonstration to show the efficiency of the lightening rod.


    Figure-clock, Bacchus procession. Detail of 30-01-04/51 Seated figure of an astronomer. Copper with fire gilding, enamel. From Nuernberg, around 1580 H: 70 cm


    "La Marguerita", a Venetian mirror, second half 16th. 14 leaf-shaped, convex mirrors are arranged around a circular center,thus multiplying the mirrored image. Glass,cardboard,paper; 120 cm across


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