27 July 09
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As mentioned the other day, the façade of the Naturhistorisches Museum has names and statues depicting personifications of the various continents known to Austrian science at the time - Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Above, the names on the golden plate are Alexandre der Große, G.Mercator and Julius Caesar.
Below, names of Columbus, Imanuel Kant and Vasco da Gama.