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    06 Jan '19 13:571 edit
    Martin Luther: 1483 – 1546 translated the bible from Latin to German. I've tried to find a photo of his monks cell as well as the desk he used to do this work. I've searched the internet, but can find no such photos. Does anyone know where I can find photos of these?
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    @mchill said
    Martin Luther: 1483 – 1546 translated the bible from Latin to German. I've tried to find a photo of his monks cell as well as the desk he used to do this work. I've searched the internet, but can find no such photos. Does anyone know where I can find photos of these?
    Here maybe, if you scroll down.

    http://thaumazein-albert.blogspot.com/2014/05/luther-in-erfurt.html
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    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    Here maybe, if you scroll down.

    http://thaumazein-albert.blogspot.com/2014/05/luther-in-erfurt.html
    There, toward the bottom.

    Interesting read too.
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    @mchill said
    Martin Luther: 1483 – 1546 translated the bible from Latin to German. I've tried to find a photo of his monks cell as well as the desk he used to do this work. I've searched the internet, but can find no such photos. Does anyone know where I can find photos of these?
    I don’t think they had cameras in the 16th century.
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    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    Here maybe, if you scroll down.

    http://thaumazein-albert.blogspot.com/2014/05/luther-in-erfurt.html
    Looks like G-Plan...
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    @divegeester said
    I don’t think they had cameras in the 16th century.
    Camera obscura was a popular tool from mid 1500s onwards!
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    @wolfgang59 said
    Camera obscura was a popular tool from mid 1500s onwards!
    Yeah I wondered if my comment was premature; the Chinese had been playing with basic camera technology around then too.

    Anyway, the furniture depicted in the website looks very contemporary to me. Perhaps it would pass off as 16th century joinery in parts of the US, but we saw that in the uk there would be hysterics.
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    @divegeester said
    Yeah I wondered if my comment was premature; the Chinese had been playing with basic camera technology around then too.

    Anyway, the furniture depicted in the website looks very contemporary to me. Perhaps it would pass off as 16th century joinery in parts of the US, but we saw that in the uk there would be hysterics.
    But desks are desks, there's not much to the design. A writing desk of any age would be made to accommodate writing, with a smooth top, presumably all of one piece.

    They could also be replicas.
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    @suzianne said
    But desks are desks, there's not much to the design. A writing desk of any age would be made to accommodate writing, with a smooth top, presumably all of one piece.

    They could also be replicas.
    The space for a tower PC and retractable keyboard housing make it a little suspect.
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