Christie's x Atlas Obscura: Ancient Astronomy by Aldus - Atlas Obscura Experiences
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Christie's x Atlas Obscura: Ancient Astronomy by Aldus

$8 per device Online Experience
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What We’ll Do

Did you know Plato was an Aquarius? His horoscope tells us he was sent to humanity to teach us the secrets of nature with his divine faculty of speech!

Come learn more from Christie’s Books & Manuscripts Associate Specialist Rhiannon Knol about the amazing horoscopes for figures like Plato, Pindar, Homer, and even Oedipus along with charming astrological woodcuts of constellations from the Aldus Manutius’s 1499 edition book of Aratus, Manilius, and Iulius Firmicus.

This experience is a part of an exciting new partnership between Christie's and Atlas Obscura. Each upcoming experience will feature art specialists with unique pieces for auction and the stories behind them. From ancient astrology books to decoding symbolism in paintings, we'll learn from the best in the business.

About Your Host

Christie’s, the world's leading art business, is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewelry.

Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

What Else You Should Know

Once registered, you can access the Zoom room for this experience through your confirmation email or Eventbrite account.

This online experience is part of Atlas Obscura’s Wonder From Home initiative. At Atlas Obscura, our mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected—not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other. Follow and share the hashtag #wonderfromhome for inspiring stories, more incredible online experiences, and live streams with the Atlas Obscura community.

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