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Cathedral of Saint John of Lyon: This astronomical clock was made in the fourteenth century. Tower-shaped, it is composed of a square base surmounted by an octagonal turret housing moving figures. It provides a wide range of information: in addition to the time of day, it indicates the calendar of religious festivals (up to 2019), a perpetual calendar (months, years, the Roman and Gregorian calendars, the saints...), the signs of the zodiac, and more. While two statues—representing Saint Pothinus, 1st Bishop of Lyon, and Saint Irenaeus, 2nd bishop of the city—are fixed on their bases, the other characters move and indicate the days of the week. Sunday is symbolized by the risen Christ.
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