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    Manuscript of Franz Schubert's last song "Die Taubenpost" (Pigeons' Mail) on the table. Too ill to stay alone, Schubert died in his brother's apartment on Kettenbrueckengasse, Vienna.


    The room in which Franz Schubert died, at the age of 32, in his brother's apartment on Kettenbrueckengasse, Vienna.


    View of Frederic Chopin's cell, through a rain-spattered window of the Abbey of Valdemosa.


    Bologna seen from the tower of the Old University which was used as an observatory in medieval times. On the parapet, the Alphonsine tables, a quadrant and an astrolabe.


    In the tower of Frauenburg's battlements, Observatory of Nicolas Copernicus with various astronomical instruments.


    Partitioned section of the room where Sir Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1642, and where he performed his first experiments.


    Isaac Newton's first reflecting telescope and the manuscripts describing and depicting its construction.


    Photograph of the eclipse of the sun in 1905. Picture taken at the Munich observatory shows Mercury next to the Sun instead of being hidden by the sun, proof of Einstein's Theory of Relativity.


    Blaise Pascal's silver castigation belt, his stone cross, the manuscript of "le Memorial", and a burning candle.


    Blaise Pascal's silver castigation belt, his stone cross, and the manuscript of "le Memorial".


    Blaise Pascal's cell at Port Royal des Champs with his prayer stool and Jansenist crucifix on the wall.


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


    Galileo Galilei's house in Arcetri, near Florence, where he died in 1642. Sentenced to seclusion by the Inquisition in Rome, Galilei returned to his house in 1633.


    House in Zelazowa Wola, Poland, where Frederic Chopin was born in 1810.


    Apartment in Warsaw where Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) lived with his parents around 1830. On the table the manuscript of Chopin's Concerto in E minor


    Score of a sonata by Joseph Haydn; a hammer-piano by Walter and Son, late 18th.


    The study of Hector Berlioz at his house in the Chevreuse Valley near Paris.


    Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the United States and France, signed on February 6, 1778. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was U.S. Ambassador to France from 1776-1785 and was instrumental in forming the alliance between the two countries.


    Chateau de Compiegne, favourite residence of Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie. "Love-seat" and small table.


    Salle des jeux; a salon where Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie met their friends for evening games; the famous "dictee" imagined by poet Prosper Merimee took place here in the Chateau de Compiegne, favourite residence of Napoleon III.


    Bagni di Lucca, the 18th century pharmacy "by appointment to the British Consulate".


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


    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.


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