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Prague Orloj As the Third Oldest Astronomical Clock in the World

Prague Orloj As the Third Oldest Astronomical Clock in the World

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The Prague Orloj is an astronomical clock installed in the year 1410 in Prague (Czech Republic) and is still working. Prague Orloj enjoys most of tourists that comes to visit Prague city. The clock consists of 3 parts – the calendar in the lower part with month symbols painted by Josef Manes, the sphere or clock dial in the center with ancient Czech and present day time, sunrise, sunset, movements of the Moon and Sun, and the walk of the apostle at the top, which is probably the most entertaining part of the clock for the tourists.

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