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Sculptor discovers monument by National Museum was actually dedicated to Jan Palach

A sculptor tasked with reconstructing the communist era pylon in front of the National Museum’s New Building has discovered old documents which show the monument’s author, Czech architect Karel Prager, dedicated it to Jan Palach, who set himself alight and died in 1969, in protest of the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. The museum is now considering restoring the original memorial.

 
 
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Precious Renaissance shield looted by…

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Despite the heat, ukulele enthusiasts…

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