Minerva and 93 Minerva Asteroid - Brühl, Germany
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N 50° 49.724 E 006° 54.625
32U E 352841 N 5632861
Quick Description: Minerva statue at the portal to the castle park of Augustusburg Castle in Brühl,
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 2/19/2018 3:28:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMXRC0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
About Minerva:

Minerva. (2018, February 8). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 11:10, February 19, 2018, from (visit link)

"Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare, though it is noted that the Romans did not stress her relation to battle and warfare as the Greeks would come to, and the sponsor of arts, trade, and strategy. From the second century BC onward, the Romans equated her with the Greek goddess Athena:"

About 93 Minerva Asteroid

93 Minerva. (2017, November 9). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 11:21, February 19, 2018, from (visit link)

"93 Minervais a large trinary main-belt asteroid. It is a C-type asteroid, meaning that it has a dark surface and possibly a primitive carbonaceous composition. It was discovered by J. C. Watson on August 24, 1867, and named after Minerva, the Roman equivalent of Athena, goddess of wisdom. An occultation of a star by Minerva was observed in France, Spain and the United States on November 22, 1982. An occultation diameter of ~170 km was measured from the observations. Since then two more occultations have been observed, which give an estimated mean diameter of ~150 km for diameter."

About the Castle:

Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces, Brühl. (2017, November 1). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 10:30, February 19, 2018, from (visit link)

"The Augustusburg and Falkenlust Palaces form a historical building complex in Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, which has been listed as a UNESCO cultural World Heritage Site since 1984. The buildings are connected by the spacious gardens and trees of the Schlosspark. Augustusburg Palace (German: Schloss Augustusburg) and its parks also serve as a venue for the Brühl Palace Concerts. The Max Ernst Museum is located nearby.
The palaces were built at the beginning of the 18th century by the Archbishop-Elector of Cologne, Clemens August of Bavaria of the Wittelsbach family. The architects were Johann Conrad Schlaun and François de Cuvilliés. The main block of Augustusburg Palace is a U-shaped building with three main storeys and two levels of attics. The magnificent staircase was designed by Johann Balthasar Neumann.
Falkenlust hunting lodge

The gardens were designed by Dominique Girard. An elaborate flower garden for an area south of the palaces was also designed, but it was restructured by Peter Joseph Lenné in the 19th century and turned into a landscape garden. Attempts to renovate the area have proven difficult, due to poor source material availability.

Falkenlust hunting lodge was designed by François de Cuvilliés and built from 1729 to 1740, in the style of the Amalienburg hunting lodge in the park of Nymphenburg Palace.

From shortly after World War II until 1994, Augustusburg was used as a reception hall for guests of state by the German President, as it is not far from Bonn, which was the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany at that time."
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