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Jan Žižka statue has been unveiled

one of the world's largest equestrian statues has been restored

Location: National Memorial on the Vítkov Hill, U Památníku 1900, Praha 3

On Monday 24 October 2011 has been unveiled restored statue of Jan Žižka at the National Memorial on the Vítkov Hill.
Repair of damaged sculpture began in April 2010.

There were accompanying program on monday – historical fencing demonstrations, guided tour and lectures, art workshop for children. The visitors could spend whole day in the Memorial without getting bored.

Sculpture will be lit in the colors of tricolor untill wednesday night (26 October) .

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Jan Žižka z Trocnova

(1360–1424)

was follower of Jan Hus. He was born at Trocnov around 1360 and despite he had only one eye, he become the most respected military Czech general and Hussite leader. He led several major military operations during the Hussite Wars in Bohemia (about 1419–1434). Žižka also fought in the great battle of Tannenberg in 1410.

Statue of the Jan Žižka by Bohumil Kafka on Prague's Vítkov hill is one of the world's largest equestrian statues. It is 9 meters high (including pedestal it measures 22 meters) and it was erected in 1950.


 

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Jan Žižka statue has been  unveiled
Jan Žižka statue has been  unveiled
Jan Žižka statue has been  unveiled
restoring of the statue.  Photo archive: Ivan Houska
Jan Žižka statue has been  unveiled. Photo archive: Ivan Houska
Jan Žižka statue has been  unveiled. Photo archive: Ivan Houska

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