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Zeman opens display marking 1918 anniversary at Prague Castle

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Prague, Jan 9 (CTK) – President Milos Zeman and Cardinal Dominik Duka opened the first in a series of exhibitions on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia’s birth and 25 years of the Czech Republic, presenting valuable documents and relics, at Prague Castle on Tuesday.

The exhibition, which takes place in the Imperial Stables at the Prague Castle, the seat of kings and Czechoslovak and Czech presidents, will be open to the public free of charge daily from 10:00 till 18:00 as of Wednesday.

It offers the most significant documents and some archeological relics connected with the foundations of the statehood, including two original Golden Bull of Sicily imperial decrees, granting the royal title to the sovereigns of Bohemia in 1212, and the precious Books of the Gospels from the 9th century that was used during the coronation of Charles IV as King of Bohemia in 1347.

Since the exhibits are really priceless, they will be displayed for six days only. Besides, only 60 visitors can enter the exhibition hall at once to preserve stable climatic conditions.

This unique event is one of the five grand exhibitions held at the Prague Castle on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Czechoslovakia in 1918 and 25 years of the Czech Republic, founded after Czechoslovakia’s split in 1993.

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