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SECRETS OF THE DEAD: Galileo's Moon

Join experts as they examine an alleged proof copy of Galileo’s revolutionary “Sidereus Nuncius.”

Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei

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Galileo’s sketches of the moon.

Galileo’s sketches of the moon.

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Galileo’s sketch of the moon from “Sidereus Nuncius.”

Galileo’s sketch of the moon from “Sidereus Nuncius.”

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An example of a negative that could be used to create a photopolymer plate like the one used to forge Galileo’s “Sidereus Nuncius.”

An example of a negative that could be used to create a photopolymer plate like the one used to forge Galileo’s “Sidereus Nuncius.”

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Historian Nick Wilding at the National Central Library of Florence in Florence, Italy.

Historian Nick Wilding at the National Central Library of Florence in Florence, Italy.

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Professor Horst Bredekamp

Professor Horst Bredekamp

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Massimo De Caro

Massimo De Caro

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