1710 - Statuary pedestal - Kutná Hora, Czech Republic
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N 49° 56.767 E 015° 15.857
33U E 518962 N 5532672
Quick Description: A chronogram on the pedestal of statuary of St. Francis Xavier in front of the Jesuit College in Kutná Hora
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/1/2018 9:25:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMZ2P7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
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Long Description:
The Jesuits arrived in Kutná Hora in 1626 to convert the Utraquist town to Catholicism. They focused their attention on children and built a college next to St. Barbara's Cathedral (visit link) , connecting the two with a covered bridge.
The Jesuit College was built between 1667 and mid-18th century. The College itself was built according to plans by the architect Giovanni Domenico Orsini. A man-made terrace was created in front of the building and enclosed by a low wall upon which 13 statuaries of saints were placed.


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The chronogram is located on the sandstone pedestal.
The Roman numerals of chronogram are larger than the other letters and are gold color-coded from the rest of the text.


The chronogram:
spIrItV prophetae In Carne angeLo CoLLegII VrbIsqVe kVtnensIs VteraLI DIVo franCIsCo XaVerIo InDIae IaponIae apostoLo
CZ: Duchem prorokovi, v tele andelovi, spolecenství a Mesta Kutného potomstvu, svatému Františku Xaverskému, Indie, Japonska apoštolovi
Type of numerals used: Roman

Text of the original chronogram: spIrItV prophetae In Carne angeLo CoLLegII VrbIsqVe kVtnensIs VteraLI DIVo franCIsCo XaVerIo InDIae IaponIae apostoLo

Pure chronogram?: no

Natural chronogram?: no

English translation of the chronogram: Not listed

Website explaining the chronogram: Not listed

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