Prague Astronomical Clock

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Prague Astronomical Clock
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14.420242
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The clock tower at the square in the Old Town, Prague.

The Prague Astronomical Clock is a medieval astronomical installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still working.
The clock is mounted on the southern wall of Old Town City Hall in the Old Town Square. The clock mechanism itself is composed of three main components: the astronomical dial, representing the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky and displaying various astronomical details; "The Walk of the Apostles", a clockwork hourly show of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures—notably a figure of Death (represented by a skeleton) striking the time; and a calendar dial with medallions representing the months.

Prague, Czech Republic
March 2012

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