Deep Space LIVE: Historical Seals and Documents

(Linz, May 23, 2011) In the course of Deep Space LIVE, Maria Jenner will present the most precious historical seals and documents held by the Archive of the City of Linz. These priceless treasures include the certificate granting Linz permission to hold a yearly market fair beginning in 1382 as well as an epistle dated 1490 in which Kaiser Friedrich III authorized the city’s burghers to elect a mayor. These ancient documents, centuries-old embodiments and symbols of knowledge and power, invariably evoke extraordinary fascination on the part of those who behold them. For historical scholars today, they are, above all, primary sources of inestimable value. Read more


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