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“Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest geniuses the world has ever known. More than 500 years ago, he designed flying machines, robots, submarines and underwater breathing gear; laid much of the groundwork for the artificial heart valve; and created some of the greatest paintings in the history of art. With little formal education, his brilliance lay in his ability to master different subjects and fuse them together through observation, insight and inspiration.
This exceptional international exhibition features more than 50 interactive and static machines, full-size reproductions of his paintings and amazing interpretive insight into his character. Visitors experience the brilliance of the man, the inventor, the genius and are given an inspired understanding of Leonardo’s unparalleled contribution to world history,” quoting the Museum of Flight at Seattle’s Boeing Field. Showing October 1, 2006 to January 28, 2007.

“The Dead Sea scrolls have awed audiences everywhere they have been exhibited. Discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls is an original exhibition exploring both the context of the scrolls and the science and scholarship associated with their discovery and interpretation.
Regarded by many as one of the greatest archeological discoveries of the 20th century, these scrolls predate Christianity. Until their discovery, the oldest Hebrew biblical manuscript known to scholars was written in 895 C.E.* The biblical Dead Sea scrolls are more than 1,000 years older, having been transcribed or copied between 250 B.C.E. and 68 C.E., written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek…
This remarkable experience runs September 23, 2006-January 7, 2007 at Pacific Science Center. Tickets are available now at 1-877-DSS-1947 or Pacific Science Center’s web site.

Posted by Steve on October 23, 2006 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

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