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    Grandes Chroniques de France,France,14th MS 116,fol.277 recto. A philosophy class.


    A phoenix plucks at vegetation with it beak and talons.At right it lies in the flames,ready to be reborn from the ashes. Illustration from a page of text from a Bestiary or moralized natural history in Latin. The principal source is a translation of the Greek work called Physiologu. Roy.12.C.XIX.fol.49v (detail)


    The Astronomer.


    Karl IV, King of Bohemia 1346, Roman Emperor 1355. Portrait-bust from the triforium of Prague's Saint Vitus Cathedral.

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    The dentist. Wood,32 x 26,5 cm INV.1220


    Three Philosophers, Pythagoras, Thales and Pherekydes. Detail of 40-07-02/28. Oil on canvas (1508-1509) 123.8 x 144.5 cm Cat. 551, Inv. 111


    Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794) and wife, French chemist executed during the French Revolution. Oil on canvas (1788) 286 x 224 cm Inv. 1977-10


    A philosopher gives a lecture on the orrery,1766. Canvas,147,3 x 203,2 cm


    Die grosse Pappel (II) or Aufsteigendes Gewitter. Oil on canvas (1903) 100 x 100 cm


    The Hungarian Revolution began with a first mass-rally in Budapest on October 23, 1956. It was crushed by Soviet tanks and artillery after days of street-fighting. A man paints the Hungarian coat of arms on a truck, replacing the communist emblem of hammer and sickle.


    Kudurru with Gula, goddess of medicine. Kassite period, 1595-1200 BCE Brought as booty from Babylon to Susa in the 12th BCE. Limestone, H: 36 cm Sb 27


    Amphiaraios, the physician, treats the shoulder of a young man. The same young man on a bed, while a snake licks his shoulder. Votiv relief offered by Archinos to Amphiaraios,to whom god-like honours were given for his oracles and cures. 49 x 54.5 cm Inv. 3369


    Wounded Aeneas between Venus and Ascanius Fresco from the Casa di Sirico, VI 1,25 Pompeii Close-up of 11-01-02/33 1st CE Inv. 9009


    Great Gallery with ceiling fresco depicting allegories of War, the Arts, Science and the produce of the Austrian provinces (1714-1733), by Gregorio Guglielmi.


    Olga, widow of Igor, Prince of Kiev, has the envoys of the Drevlianians buried alive after their arrival by boat. Igor was killed in battle against the Drevlianian Prince in 945 CE. From the Radziwill Chronicle of early Russian history, page 28 v. 612 miniatures, late 15th

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    The Coumans attack the region of Chernigov, aided and abetted by Oleg, the local prince (1094); An invasion of locusts. From the Radziwill Chronicle, an early history of Russia from the legendary beginn- ings to the 13th. Page 141 v.,612 miniatures, late 15th


    Iziaslav, prince of Kiev, forces Prince Iuri Dolgoruki and his Couman allies to lift the siege of Chernigov (1152). From the Radziwill Chronicle, an early history of Russia. Page 195 v., 612 miniatures, late 15th


    The Cumans attack the region of Kiev and carry off many prisoners; They are beaten by Russian forces under Prince Michael Iurevich. From the Radziwill Chronicle, an early history of Russia, written at the end of the 15th. 612 miniatures. p.210 v.


    The labours of the months: sowing in August. Leopard with the arms of Louis de Laval (adviser to Loius XI). Cain killing Abel. From the Hours of Louis de Laval, illuminated by Jean de Colombe. Bourges (1469-1489) MS Latin 920, folio 12.


    Book describing the funerarary procession held for Emperor Karl V in Brussels, December 29,1558 (he died in San Yuste and was buried in the Escorial). This hand coloured copy is a present from King Philip II to Councillor Cardinal Granvella.Printers: Plantin-Moretus


    Napiers bones (first instruments used to calculate Logarithms), a compass, a square and some of Isaac Newtons manuscripts on his work table in the Trinity College Library.


    Convent of Port Royal de Paris, the Capitular Hall. This room was the spiritual center of French Jansenism in the 17th.

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    Hall of the Imperial Diet in Regensburg.In 1613 Kepler upon imperial order,asked the delegates to replace the Julian Calender with the Gregorian.The Protestant's refusal to adopt the new reckoning,left Germany with two different calendars for almost 100 years.


    The only torture chamber that still exists intact. On August 15th 1620 Kepler's mother was accused of being a witch . He wrote several letters in her defense and finally saved her from the torture chamber by appealing to Emperor Matthias.


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