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    Re: Mysterious celestial measurement
    From: Robert H. van Gent
    Date: 2016 Jul 1, 14:16 +0000

    Hi,
    
    It is a detail from a well-known woodcut from one of Camille Flammarion's popular 
    astronomy works.
    
    Simply google ''Alexandria" and "observatory" and you find the original and several 
    others, some even with a 'telescope'.
    
    The colouring is not original and it is mirror-reversed. See also
    
      https://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~gent0113/astro/ancientephemerides.htm
    
    Rob van Gent
    
    From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Ed Popko
    Sent: vrijdag 1 juli 2016 15:44
    To: Gent, R.H. van (Rob)
    Subject: [NavList] Mysterious celestial measurement
    
    What could this person possibly be measuring? Artistic license for sure.
    
    
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