Melencolia-Vampires? Dracula? Part 1

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Coffins on the rooftop of the tower

 

Copyright Dr. Elizabeth Garner and Gary Hind, July 29, 2019, All Rights Reserved

There are some very strange objects that are repeated over and over in Melencolia and one category of of these objects are coffins

What you see above is a closeup of the top part of the tower behind the Melencolia, where the new clues can be found.  What are these?

THE LEGEND OF DRACULA

Vlad Teppisch, aka Dracula, “little dragon”  was a member of the Hungarian Order of the Dragon, the knight order that superseded the Knights Templars, after their demise in the 1300’s.  Dracula was the King of Wallachia and eventually Transylvania.

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Where did the legend start?

 

 

 

 

 

 

What no one knows is that the legend of Dracula was created in Nuremberg in 1453 and it was Nuremberg that created the legend that Dracula was a vampire. It all started in Nuremberg.

WHAT HAPPENED?

Dracula was a henchmen of Matthias Corvinus, who was the King of Hungary, and had the largest library in Europe (Bibliotecha Corvinus).

Corvinus took Dracula prisoner in 1452 and kept him prisoner for 10 years,  but Dracula was so valuable, Corvinus allowed Dracula to marry his cousin, so Dracula became a family member of Corvinus.

NUREMBERG JEALOUSY

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The Vampire legend

The Nurembergers WERE so JEALOUS of Dracula’s success and military accomplishments, they demonized him for his savagery in cutting off the heads of foes and impaling them on spikes as warnings to anyone who tried to conquer his territories.

So starting in 1453, Nuremberg started subsidizing the printing of broadsides, poetry and enacted plays, like Shakespeare did in the 1600’s, that depicted Dracula as a vampire, the “undead” in order to scare the heck out of the local populace and anyone who visited Nuremberg.  In 1453, Nuremberg was at the height of it’s economic power, and these plays about Dracula being a vampire were wildly successful thoughout the German territories, which was a significant part of the Holy Roman Empire.

SO WHAT’S AT THE TOP OF THE TOWER BEHIND THE MELENCOLIA?

This:

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On the rooftop of the tower

 

WHAT ARE THESE OBJECTS? THERE ARE TWO OF THEM.

More to come!

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