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National Monument in Vitkov / Národní památník na Vítkove (Prague)
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N 50° 05.304 E 014° 26.936
33U E 460579 N 5548604
Quick Description: This Czechoslovak stamp issued in 1982, devoted to the 50th anniversary of National Monument in Vítkov Hill, depicts the famous Prague' monument with huge equestrian statue of Jan Zizka of Trocnov in the foreground...
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/5/2015 3:34:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMNMN1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:

This Czechoslovak stamp issued in 1982, devoted to the 50th anniversary of National Monument in Vítkov Hill, depicts the famous Prague' monument with huge equestrian statue of Jan Zizka of Trocnov in the foreground.

The National Monument on top of the Žižkov Vítkov hill in Prague belongs among the most important buildings connected to the 20th century development of Czechoslovak and Czech statehood. The Monument was built in the years 1928–1938 in honour of the Czechoslovak legionaries. After 1948, it was used to promote national ideology and regime. Between 1954-1962 there were placed the mausoleum of Klement Gottwald. Today: the National Museum acquired the National Monument in Vitkov in 2000, and this was followed by major restoration work. After over two years of reconstruction, the Memorial was opened to the public on October 29, 2009. The Monument includes, besides others, the Ceremonial Hall, an exhibition entitled Crossroads of Czech and Czechoslovak Statehood, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and many other exhibition halls.

It include the equestrian statue of Jan Žižka, the third largest bronze equestrian statue in the world. It does honor Jan Žižka and his victory on this hill in 1420 over the army of the Holy Roman Empire and Hungary.

[Excerpted from Wikipedia]

Stamp Issuing Country: Czechoslovakia

Date of Issue: July 6, 1982

Denomination: 1 Kcs (Czechoslovak crown)

Color: black, red, blue

Stamp Type: Single Stamp

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