Mysical Leiden, Netherlands - with photos
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January 1st, 2008 – by: richardAmsterdam
A host of famous intellectuals have worked their including Einstein (1920's) and visited by notables like Robert Oppenheimer in 1928. The fountain pen Einstein used to write down his research on general relativity is now on display in the Boerhaave Museum in Leiden.
The town also has more esoteric interests worthy of Dan Brown. The Egyptian collection in the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (founded in 1818). Dhr Zahi Hawass the current head of antiquities in Egypt also studied in Leiden.This qaint little town hosts its own Egyptian temple.
Other some what odd temples dotted around town is a Greek temple the spans the main canal reflecting in the water a traditional masonic symbol, what is above so is below. Which should come as no surprise since a short walk away on Steeschuur street is a large Masonic Lodge.
The Catholic Hartebrug Church in the center of town is also unusual in it's faux classical style with an odd Eye of Illumination painted on the front.
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