Prague in a day.

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Don Giovanni premiered at this theater in Prague.

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Oldest continuous university in Central Europe (they claim).

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Old wall/gun powder tower.

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Central square, famous astronomical clock.

 

 

 

 

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More of the central square.

 

 

 

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City architecture.

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Franz Kafka statue, and the oldest Synagogue in the city.   

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Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral.

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Memorial for Jan Palach, victim of self  immolation, protesting soviet occupation. On the left, the Prague Concert House.

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Charles Bridge, and Fox People.   

 

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The old city, Prague Castle.

 

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Charles Bridge.

 

 

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Views from the Vltava River.

 

 

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More city architecture.

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Good luck saints and some holy birds?

 

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Street music!

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Detailed wood carving.

 

 

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“Lovers Bridge” all over Europe.

 

 

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The Lennon Wall.

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St. Vitus Cathedral

 

 

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Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler.

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Statues at the Kafka museum (no pictures allowed), something that is experienced.

 

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Natural History Museum.

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A really big chunk amethyst from Brazil found in 1904

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On the left, a Acadopardoxides biareus from Morocco. On the right, Bradysaurus baini, 265 million years old, found in South Africa.

 

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On the left, Ceratops montanus, 76 million years old, found in Montana. On the right, the leg of an Ultrasaurus, weighed 70 tons, 140 million years old.

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On the left, “Life size model of a terror bird,” which was hanging out 17,000 years ago in South America. On the right, a Prodeinotherium bavarcium, apparently this one is small.

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On the left, Tetralophodon longirostris, Jaw bone of a Mastodon. On the right, the jaw bone of a Deinotherium giganteum.

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The largest turtle in the world, 74 million years old.

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Ichthyosaurs, a dolphin marine reptile from 245 million years ago.

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A “Terror Claw” or Deinonychus antirrhopus.

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Dorygnathus banthensis, 150 million years old.

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Cretaceous, 85 million year old.

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The oldest human figure (yet) known to the world: 32,000 years old.

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On the left,Homo neanderthalensis, 40,000 years old. On the right, Homo neanderthalensis, 36,000 years old.

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On the left, Homo sapiens, 40,000 year old. On the right, Homo erectus, 1.1 million-750,000 thousand years old.

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On the left, Homo antecessor, 780,000 years old. On the right, Homo heidelbergensis, 1.3 million – 780,000 years old.

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On the left, Homo heidelbergensis, 530,000 years old. On the right, Homo ergaster “Turkish Boy,” 1.6 million years old.

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On the left, Australopithecus anamensis, 4.2 million years old. On the right, Homo habilis, 1.9-1.8 million years old.

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Australopithecus afarensis, 3 million years old.

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Mandatory saber-tooth tiger.

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Winter Palace, National Library.

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Winter Palace interior buildings and statues.

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Xenophon’s Hellenika Egyptian papyrus from 2nd or 3rd CE.

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Text order was lost on the photo upload: 1. Isocrates “Phillip” (2nd Century CE), 2. Demosthenes “De Corona” (2nd Century CE”), 3. Thucydides. 

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Church History and St.Luke’s Gospel 5th Century.

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Austrian Modern Military History Museum.

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10 cm and 7 cm field cannons.

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Franz Joseph’s personal pistols and in a painting.

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1907 early machine gun “Saul has killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands!” 1 Samuel 18:7.

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The car in which Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, and his bloody uniform.

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8 cm modern field cannon.

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German Anti-tank gun 7.5 cm.

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Early version of a halftrack?

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German 2 cm and  8.8 cm FLAK (anti-aircraft) guns.

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Bigger half-track and another antitank gun.

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Light M41 (USA) Tanks.

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KFOR= Kosovo Force? in which case this may be a Leopard 1 (West German).

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AMX-13 (French?) Tank.

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M-24 (USA) Tank.

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Charioteer (British) Tank.

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Centurion (British) Tank.

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Russian T-34 (WW2 Era).

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The naval exhibit was difficult to photograph. Germania personified(?).

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Bottom left: excessive.

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Appiani, “Napoleon I King of Italy” 1805.

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4 pound field cannon.

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Excessive cannons, and a SAAB 350E “Dragon”.

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The Ephesus Museum

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Otto Benndorf, excavated Ephesus. Bronze statue of an athlete from 320 BCE.

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On the left, an original bust of Homer, and on the right, an idealized bust of a wandering poet.

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Two Hermes and a Corinthian column from the Roman Imperial Period.

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Mars as an emperor.

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Roman Frieze of soldiers fighting.

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Marcus Aurelius, Antonius Pius, Emperor Hadrian, and the boy Lucius Verus. Solidifying roman succession line.

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Apollo.

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Casual National Service Day

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Instrument Museum.

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On the left, a cello, viola, and two violins, from Vienna from 1806-1811 by the maker Franz Geissenhof. On the right, Mozart’s Father had a nice violin from the second half of the 18th Century.

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Quartet table and an early violin prototype “Lira Da Braccio” from 1511 (Venice).

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On the left, a cister from 1574 and on the right a lute from 1580.

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A casual wall piano, from 1700s.

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Two Baritones from around 1782.

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