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the work of the petroleum company is depicted in the middle window. The main thing is distilling ; a fire burns under a flask with a few figures in 'turbid' colors at the bottom, the colors in the receiver above it are much brighter. At the top, the all-seeing eye is placed in a pentagram and signs of alchemy , including the philosopher's stone, and the symbols of the four elements on both sides of the flask . On the edge of the fire-plate a Latin inscription is placed, meaning "pray, read, read, reread, work and you shall find". In the side windows you can see the old and new signs for carbon, oil and hydrogen
The memorial windows of the Bataafsche Petroleum Maatschappij are three stained-glass windows in the Dutch city of Amsterdam , one of which can be regarded as a war memorial .  The windows were installed in the stairwell on the west side of the Groot Laboratorium, built in 1929 . 
In 1939, on the occasion of the silver jubilee of the laboratory, a memorial was placed in the stairwell on the second floor. It was offered by the staff and in gratitude accepted by director Caviët.
The work of the petroleum company is depicted in the middle window. The main thing is distilling ; a fire burns under a flask with a few figures in 'turbid' colors at the bottom, the colors in the receiver above it are much brighter. At the top, the all-seeing eye is placed in a pentagram and signs of alchemy , including the philosopher's stone, and the symbols of the four elements on both sides of the flask . On the edge of the fire-plate a Latin inscription is placed, meaning "pray, read, read, reread, work and you shall find". In the side windows you can see the old and new signs for carbon, oil and hydrogen. 
Memorial Window Second World War
After the Second World War , Nauta again created a memorial for the Great Laboratory , which was placed on the first floor. Three birds can be seen in the middle window: the central figure is a large, crowned phoenix (rebirth) rising from the flames, a pelican (sacrifice) with young on the bottom left and a crane (vigilance) on the bottom right, trampling a dragon with its legs . In a sort of banderole at the bottom of a fragment from the letter from Paul to the Galatians : "You were called to freedom".
On the two side windows are the names of seventeen employees of the Bataafsche Petroleum Maatschappij who died during the war, including the technologists dr.ir. Willem Coltof (1906-1944) and dr.ir. Hijman Limburg (1898-1944), chemist and resistance man Zeno Paul Polak (1888-1945) and lab technician Jacob Vos (1913-1943). Furthermore, symbols such as the Dutch flag , the stone tablets with a Star of David , a blood drop and a military helmet with sword are depicted. On 4 July 1947 the window was presented to the management by the staff, with Paul Huf declaiming some verses.  
The window on the third floor is dedicated to ir. Gerard Johan Louis Caviët (1887-1963). Caviët was in charge of the laboratory from 1920 until his retirement in late 1945 as director. It then grew into one of the largest industrial laboratories in the world. 
In the central window is a female figure, in her right hand she holds a board on which the field in Amsterdam can be seen in a bird's-eye view and the inscription "from 1920-1945 grew under GJL Caviët this Research laboratory". In her left hand she holds a tray on which an oil tanker and three derricks are shown. The BPM letters of the Bataafsche Petroleum Maatschappij stand around her head. On the side windows the crown of the Royal Oil and Shell scallop were placed on coats of arms .
Throughout the region's modern history, since the discovery of oil, the Seven Sisters have sought to control the balance of power. They have supported monarchies in Iran and Saudi Arabia, opposed the creation of OPEC, profiting from the Iran-Iraq war, leading to the ultimate destruction of Saddam Hussein and Iraq. The Seven Sisters were always present, and almost always came out on top.
Preceding the 1973 oil crisis, the Seven Sisters controlled around 85 percent of the world's petroleum reserves
Imagine the scene, it is a dreary one, an old abandoned Shell Industrial building in Amsterdam, a pointless Left Wing occupy protest enters the building... ......................With placards and pamphlets they wander through the desolate interior until their weary eyes fall upon a sight they never expected; ......................Finally realizing that they may have encountered culture they hurriedly flee the building never to return.
Two days later Occupy Shell protesters moved back to Exchange Square, claiming they were forced to flee the laboratory as it had been taken over by masses of people who had no interest in protesting and only came to take part in psyche-trance party. Also, another group of apparently mainly Eastern Europeans had stripped the building of its copper, and threatened protesters, who then called the police, who never showed up. The press linked these copper-gangsters and psyche-trance partiers to Occupy Amsterdam, despite the group’s own efforts to deny such associations.
originally posted by: Madrusa