Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Voynich Manuscript: Schoner Brunnen

The Beautiful Fountain Schoner Brunnen was completed in Nuremberg in 1396 and is possible candidate for the famous 'Tower in the hole' from the nine-rosette page of the Voynich Manuscript. Here is how the plaza in Nuremberg looks today.


UPDATE: Eleonore Menzel from the City of Nuremberg administration kindly explained that the square structure on the Hauptmarkt plaza is not related to the fountain - it just modern artwork.
Norbert Heinlein from the Hochbauamt Department in Nuremberg explained that years ago there was a bigger fountain in the same plaza - 20th century copy of the17th century - Neptunbrunnen, which was sold to Russia and was never installed in Nuremberg.


Illustration from 1707 shows fountain-like structure in the middle of the plaza, but it could be something else.






15th century Nuremberg was a big city for its time and we get some idea how it looked like from the Nuremberg Chronicles.









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2 comments:

  1. Ellie, you are able to find, as usual, great and very similar images.
    Ruby

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  2. Hi Ruby, unfortunately the square structure is not related to the fountain - it is just modern artwork.

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