Kostnice Kutná Hora
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Kostnice Kutná Hora

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A: Kostnice, Kutná Hora

od Tomáš Klíma, less than 10 meters away

Kostnice, Kutná Hora

B: Sedlec Ossuary - Kutna Hora bone church

od Willy Kaemena, 10 meters away

Wikipedia: "The Sedlec Ossuary (Czech: Kostnice v Sedlci) is a small Roman Catholic chapel, located b...

Sedlec Ossuary - Kutna Hora bone church

C: Kutna Hora Bone Chapel

od Michael Pop, 10 meters away

Kutna Hora Bone Chapel

D: Czech Republic, Kutna Hora, Kostnice

od Thomas Blanket, 10 meters away

Czech Republic, Kutna Hora, Kostnice

E: Kutna Hora, Sedlec Church

od Armin Leuprecht, 20 meters away

Kutna Hora, Sedlec Church

F: Kostnice (ossuary) in Kutna Hora

od Michael Pop, 20 meters away

Kostnice (ossuary) in Kutna Hora

G: Kostnice v Sedlci

od Markus Matern, 20 meters away

This ist the grave yard of the most famous ossuary in the Czech Republic. In the cellar of the Church...

Kostnice v Sedlci

H: Kutná Hora - Kostnice

od Pavel Flora, 20 meters away

Kutná Hora - Kostnice

I: Kutna Hora, Sedlec Church

od Armin Leuprecht, 30 meters away

Kutna Hora, Sedlec Church

This panorama was taken in Czech Republic

This is an overview of Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a cool little landlocked country south of Germany and Poland, with a national addiction to pork and beer. Potatos, cabbage, and dumplings are close behind them, and they also have this great bar food called "utopenec." It means "a drowned man," it's pickled sausage with onions, perfect with some dark wheat bread and beer. The Czech bread is legendary, like a meal all by itself.

Czechoslovakia first became a sovereign state in 1918 when it declared independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The state of Czechoslovakia lasted until the "Velvet Divorce" of 1993, which created Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

It was occupied by Germany in WWII but escaped major damage, unlike most other European cities. The nation's capital, Prague, retains some of Europe's most beautiful Baroque architecture as well as one of the largest medieval castle complexes still standing. The President of the Czech Republic has his offices in the Prague Castle even today.

There was a coup d'etat in 1948 and Czechoslovakia fell under Soviet rule. For fifty years Czechoslovakia was a Socialist state under the USSR, subject to censorship, forced atheism and even the arrest of jazz musicians!

In 1989, communist police violently squashed a pro-democracy demonstration and pissed everybody off so bad that a revolution erupted over it, finally ending the Communist rule.

The next twenty years saw rapid economic growth and westernization. Today in Prague you can eat at McDonald's or KFC, shop for snowboarding boots and go see a punk rock show.

The Czech Republic took over the presidency of the European Union in January 2009. This instantly created lots of political drama because the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, is a renowned Euroskeptic.

We anxiously await the outcome of "President Klaus vs. the Lisbon Treaty", a world heavywieght fight sceduled for spring 2009.

Text by Steve Smith.

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