Gemini, the Heavenly Twins

Gemini, the Heavenly Twins

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Caption: Gemini, the Heavenly Twins, third of the twelve constellations or signs of the Zodiac (May 21 - June20). One of twelve inlaid marble panels decorating Bianchini's Meridian Line in the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, Rome (1702). These are positioned either side of the line and are the work of Francesco Tedeschi, who based them on the drawings of Jacobo de Gehn that were published in Bayer's Uranometria (1603), the celestial atlas which introduced the modern method of naming stars.Vatican Museum.

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Keywords: astrology, astronomy, bayer, bianchini, cartography, celestial, constellation, gemini, heavens, meridian line, mythology, signs of the, star sign, stars, stellar, the heavenly twins, uranometria, zodiac

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