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malba The first written records of the house come from as early as 1400 after Christ.

The house was completely destroyed by fire during Hussite wars. After twelve years it was restored and in 1813 principally rebuilt and in this shape preserved till present times.

It is one of the few houses in Prague built in Empire style.

Interior is decorated by full-wall murals. Drawing from book "Atalanta Fugiens" written in 1618 by Emperor Rudolph´s II personal doctor Michael Maier, alchemist and member of the Knights of the Cross Order, served as model for these paintings.

The figures depict various stages of consciousness undergone by a novice of the great work on his road to cognition.

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