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The Historic Strasbourg Astronomical Clock, 1800s

Uncategorized | August 24, 2017

Located in the Strasbourg Cathedral, France, the historic Strasbourg astronomical clock is a Renaissance masterpiece assembled by various artists, mathematicians, and technicians, and it is considered as one of the largest in the world.

The Strasbourg astronomical clock, located in the Strasbourg Cathedral in France, is a Renaissance masterpiece assembled by various artists, technicians, and mathematicians. It is considered one of the largest astronomical clock in the world.

It was originally built in the 14th century by an unknown tinker and was renovated a few times since. The original piece was equipped with several mechanical details that were very rare at the time.

The clock has several automata, which include a gilded rooster - considered to be one of the oldest preserved automaton in the world. It also features the three Biblical kings bowing to a figure of the Virgin Mary holding a baby Jesus on her arms.

 

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