The Horologium Mirabile Lundense

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The astronomical clock of Lund Cathedral, the Horologium mirabile Lundense, was constructed c. 1380.

On top of the clock there are two knights that mark the hours.

The upper board of the clock is the astronomical clock. It shows, among other things, the different phases of the Moon and where the Sun sets.

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The lower board of the clock is a calendar.

With the help of it one can, among other things, calculate when different mobile religious holidays will fall and on which weekday a certain date will fall.

In the middle of the calendar stands Saint Lawrence, the Patron Saint of the Cathedral, and by his side the Symbols of the Four Evangelists.

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Top image via Yipski on flickr.
Middle image via The Hamster Factor on flickr.
Bottom image via David Andersson on YouTube.

Via Wikipedia.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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