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Friday, July 16, 2010

The Inventor

Gutenberg Museum
Johannes Gutenberg was born in Mainz almost exactly 600 hundreds years ago, his life and work is well preserved in the The Gutenberg Museum located  next to the Mainz Cathedral in the heart of the old part of Mainz. It is one of the oldest museums of printing in the world. founded in 1900 by a group of citizens 500 years after Gutenberg's birth.

This museum as in display the rare and the most significant work Gutenberg produced; the 42-line Bible printed in 1452. It gives visitors the chance to see two Gutenberg Bibles side by side.

The rare collection is gathered in a protected (vault) area of the museum, as we walked the room and looked at several of the first books ever printed by the extraordinary invention of the printing press and moveable type, one can not escape the thought that what happen then shaped the history and influenced every aspect of our lives today.

In a replica of Gutenberg's workshop a live demonstration is given of his invention, Ana was invited from the audience to participate in the process of producing a printed page. The city of Mainz which is just 30 minutes away from Frankfurt is a beautiful city where one can explore this museum a many more wonderful things.


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