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    Kudurru of Babylonian King Melishishu II,1202-1188 BCE who presents his daughter (holding a harp) to Nanai, goddess of health and medicine.Detail see 08-02-04/47. Black limestone Kudurru found at Susa, Iran 83 x 42 cm - Sb 23


    Astrologicl calendar from Uruk, Mesopotamia. Terracotta tablet


    Trinity College Library built by Sir Christopher Wren.


    Count Rudolf Colloredo-Waldsee, Imperial Fieldmarshal during the Thirty Years War. During the Emperor's conflict with Wallenstein he remained loyal to the Emperor and was granted permission to carry the Imperial Eagle on his arms.


    Double-headed eagle. Spanish silk


    Medieval astrologers and surveyors at work, 15th century. The men were said to be Egyptians, repeating the classical and medieval belief that the mathematical sciences, including astrology, were discovered by the Egyptians. Code:0210005353


    In this amphitheatre demonstrations in anatomy were made as early as about 1500. Anatomical instruments on the table.


    Interior of the Palazzo Pitti with tapestry (17th) and Medici coat-of-arms. Galilei and his friends discussed science and literature here with the Grand Duke Cosimo II.


    A physician takes blood from a patient,watched by a large crowd.Maqama of Hadjr-al-Yamana; Miniature from al-Hariri's Maqamat (Assemblies).Iraq,around 1240. 26,5 x 21,5 cm Ms.C23,folio 12a.


    Alchemist's laboratory, 1570. Canvas


    Love under the influence of Planet Venus and constellation Taurus. From the De Sphaera manuscript,which is today considered as the most beautifully decorated astrology book of the Renaissance. Illuminated manuscript; 15th century.


    Table in the archbishop's palace opposite the Tower of Pisa, with a letter by Galilei concerning his experiments on the free fall. Two stone balls, similar to those Galilei dropped from the Tower of Pisa.


    Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), father of international law (1631)


    The library in the small house of Baruch Spinoza, (1632-1677) Jewish philosopher, in Rijnsburg near Leiden, Netherlands. Spinoza lived in Leiden between 1660 and 1663; apart from his philosophical studies, he also ground optical lenses.


    Microcosm or man as little world around which Macrocosm (the universe) is reflected. Fresco; 13th century


    Saint Mary and the choir of angels, from the Wilton Diptych. The angels all wear white hart-jewels. The white hart (stag) was the device of King Richard II, shown on another panel of the diptych (40-01-01/46) Around 1395-99. Egg tempera on oak, 74 x 53 cm NG 4451


    The dying Seneca.Rubens owned a bust of Seneca,a Roman marble copy of a Hellenistic bronze of the 2nd century BCE which the painter bought in Italy in 1608.The Seneca portrait was painted for his friend,the printer Moretus. Wood,65 x 51 cm


    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 rose with leaves and roots.Fol.183 verso.


    Heralds and Spanish nobles, heralds'coats, standards and caparisons with the Imperial Eagle, in the funerary procession held in Brussels for Emperor Karl V, 1558. The only hand-coloured copy of the book was a present of King Philip II to his Councillor Cardinal Granvella.


    Alchemist laboratory. Reconstruction in the old university in Cracow, Poland.

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    unknown artist, painted after a painting Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723) Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)


    Alchemist laboratory. Reconstruction in the old university in Cracow, Poland.


    Imperial war flag with two-headed eagle with the Imperial crown, since 1433 the heraldic arms of the Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire.


    Gilded bronze weather vane. Viking ship from Tingelsted, Norway; 12th century See also 30-01-10/59


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