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Da Vinci’s works on exhibit March 13, 2008

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A Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition focusing on his fascination with machines opens in the Museum of Industry in the German city of Saxony.

The exhibition which opened on Sunday includes more than 40 wooden models of his inventions, including Archimedes screws, lifting devices, pulleys and flywheels. The exhibition will be open until June 15.

One of the advantages of this particular exhibition is that the visitors are permitted to touch many of the exhibits and try them out for themselves, DPA reported.

Da Vinci was a superb painter as well as designer of buildings and machinery and produced studies on subjects from flying machines to weapons. When he died in 1519, he left behind more than 6,000 manuscripts containing details of his life’s work.

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