Prague Astronomical Clock
Located in Prague Czech and engendered in 1410, the Prague Astronomical clock festoons the Old Town square and announces it presence every hour. The clock was created by Mikulas of Kadan and was most probably helped by Charles University Mathematics professor by the name Jan Sindel. However some sources indicate that the original creator was Hanus, but it was later confirmed that this was probably a misinterpretation due to the major repairs it underwent since its inception. The clock itself has three main components which are: A calendar embellished with medallion to represent the months of the year, Apostles and other moving sculptures and An astronomical dial symbolic of the sun and the moon in the sky and various auxiliary astronomical details. There figures of medieval Prague that can found in the site include: - A representation of vanity admiring himself in the mirror and a miser with his hand in held in vanity’s bag of gold - A turk shaking his head and death sounding his bell - Under the clock there is a calendar that was painted by Josef Manes in 1805.additional painting next to the calendar include that of an astronomer, an angel and a certain philosopher. Apart from being wreathed in magnificent coats of arms and different royal symbols the clock tower, there exists a rooster which crows after the 12 apostles have finished their blessing. Whilst it incurred massive damage during the Nazi Wars, The Prague astronomical continues to hold its position as one of the oldest and exceptional clocks in the world.