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Collegium Maius (15th century)

Collegium Maius (15th century)

Oldest building in the Academy of Kraków (now Jagiellonian University). The great astronomer Copernicus was a student here between 1491-1495. The original Jagiellonian Globe, an armillary sphere with a clockwork mechanism and the oldest preserved globe on which appears the word "America," made in 1510 is on display in the Libraria. The university museum holds a large collection of historic scientific instruments, particularly astronomical devices.

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William Barletta22-May-2012 02:23
Gorgeous colors & very crisp image
Walter O. Koenig22-May-2012 00:48
Wonderful crisp detail. Very nicely composed. "V"
Mairéad21-May-2012 23:05
Interesting detail and info.
Stephanie21-May-2012 22:40
This reminds me of the Chateau in Blois, FR. Beautiful architecture Helen! V