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Medieval crown jewels on display at Prague castle

Crown jewels

The Czech crown jewels went on show at Prague castle Friday, in a rare public display for the 700-year-old items that are pulled out only on special occasions. The medieval works of art consist of a gold crown decorated with 96 precious stones including rubies and sapphires, along with a sceptre, royal orb and other…

Austria’s crown jewels offer a unique insight into medieval Europe

Austria Imperial crown jewels medieval

The octagonal crown fashioned from pure gold is studded with 144 precious stones and just as many pearls yet it is a priceless artifact for other reasons. The crown almost certainly once graced the head of the first German emperor Otto I more than 1,000 years ago. For hundreds of years it has been one…

Danes to Exhume Medieval Astronomer in Prague

On Monday, a team of Danish scientists will open the final resting place of medieval astronomer Tycho Brahe, who has been buried for more than 400 years in the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn overlooking Prague’s Old Town Square. This will be the second exhumation of Mr. Brahe’s remains. During the first carried out…