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Civitas Carolina or Building in the Times of Charles IV

National Technical Museum (Národní technické muzeum), Kostelní 42, Praha 7 - Holešovice, 170 00
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13. 5. 2016 – 5. 2. 2017

The main exhibition hall will present building crafts, at the time of the great building boom during the reign of Charles IV. On show will be a series of historical building elements and construction procedures, for example, a functioning replica of the medieval human-power driven wooden hoist, whose design is based on the drawing in the Bible of King Wenceslas IV. Among other examples of large construction machinery will be a fully functional replica of a Gothic pile driver used for driving/hammering wooden pilot posts into the foundations of buildings or bridges.

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