A capital in Doge’s Palace in Venice

Doge's palace Photography by Carlos Dorce

Doge’s palace
Photography by Carlos Dorce

Doge’s Palace in Piazza San Marco is one of the most touristic attractions of Venice. The palace (XIVth c.) is very beaytiful and there is a hidden mathematical secret in one of the capitals of its columns. The capitals of the columns of the palace are dedicated to some biblical passages, quotidian Medieval scenes and… there is one capital dedicated to the Liberal Arts!  So we can find here our famous three most representative figures of the Arithmetic, the Geometry and the Astronomy:

Pythagoras Photography by Carlos Dorce

Pythagoras
Photography by Carlos Dorce

Euclid Photography by Carlos Dorce

Euclid
Photography by Carlos Dorce

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Ptolemy
Photography by Carlos Dorce

Pythagoras is counting money and next to his coins we can read the number 1399 and Euclid has a compass in one of his hands. The column is the first one next to the corner in front of the sea:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

You must see this column in Venice!

Location: Piazza San Marco (map)

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