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DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Martyrdom of St. Catherine (Die Marter der heiligen Katharina), woodcut from 1492. This image, by Austrian artist Albrecht Durer (1471-1528), depicts the falling of the Ensisheim meteorite on the 7th of November 1492. The meteorite fell in Alsace, France (then part of Austria) and was seen as an omen.
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