Today Prague Castle Opens Rare Historical Documents Exhibition

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An exhibition of rare Czech historical documents, including Vladislav's privilege of 1158, the oldest preserved document proving the existence of the Czech state, opens at the Prague Castle. The exhibition will open for public on Tuesday and it will remain open for four months.

The display also uses various media to evoke the atmosphere of the particular periods, such as video recordings of television news from the Communist era or period documentaries from the occupation of the country by the Nazi Germany. 

The 20th century is represented by the draft of the declaration of independence written by Tomas Garrigue Masaryk, the first Czechoslovak president.

The exhibition also presents documents hundreds of years old, such as the request of hangman Jan Mydlar, in which he asked for the payment for the execution of the twenty-one Czech noblemen in Prague's Old Town Square in 1621.

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