Prague’s 600 Year Old Astronomical Clock

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According to Wikipedia –

The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still operating. Formerly, it was believed that the Orloj was constructed in 1490 by clockmaster Jan Růže (also called Hanuš); this is now known to be a historical mistake. A legend, recounted by Alois Jirásek, has it that the clockmaker Hanuš was blinded on the order of the Prague Councillors so that he could not repeat his work; in turn, he disabled the clock, and no one was able to repair it for the next hundred years.

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