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Prague in a day.

Don Giovanni premiered at this theater in Prague.    Oldest continuous university in Central Europe (they claim).               Old wall/gun powder tower.     Central square, famous astronomical clock.                More … Continue reading

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Natural History Museum.

A really big chunk amethyst from Brazil found in 1904   On the left, a Acadopardoxides biareus from Morocco. On the right, Bradysaurus baini, 265 million years old, found in South Africa.     On the left, Ceratops montanus, 76 … Continue reading

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Winter Palace, National Library.

    Winter Palace interior buildings and statues.   Xenophon’s Hellenika Egyptian papyrus from 2nd or 3rd CE.         Text order was lost on the photo upload: 1. Isocrates “Phillip” (2nd Century CE), 2. Demosthenes “De Corona” (2nd Century CE”), … Continue reading

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Austrian Modern Military History Museum.

   10 cm and 7 cm field cannons. Franz Joseph’s personal pistols and in a painting. 1907 early machine gun “Saul has killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands!” 1 Samuel 18:7. The car in which Archduke Franz Ferdinand … Continue reading

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The Ephesus Museum

   Otto Benndorf, excavated Ephesus. Bronze statue of an athlete from 320 BCE.   On the left, an original bust of Homer, and on the right, an idealized bust of a wandering poet. Two Hermes and a Corinthian column from … Continue reading

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Casual National Service Day

  

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Instrument Museum.

  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. Quartet table and an early … Continue reading

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