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RE: VMs: Libra
At 17:55 24/12/2003 +0100, David Bianchi wrote:
here a link to a picture of Padua Tower clock made by Giovanni de Dondi's.
Actually, that clock was made by *Jacopo* de Dondi (Giovanni's father). I
was actually referring to Giovanni de Dondi's original astronomical clock,
which (I believe) was fairly unadorned.
More on the origins of these clocks:-
As you can see the Libra sign is missing and has been replaced by SCORPIO.
I'm not sure I'm ~100%~ comfortable with the website's explanation for the
lack of Libra: after all, I'd guess that the sign had been known for (say)
2000 years by the time it was built. :-o
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
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