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Coat of arms

The coat of arms of the Czech Republic features two eagles. Silesian eagle and Moravian eagle, which accompany a white lion. The Grand Coat of Arms of the Czech Republic is close to the heraldry of royal times - except for Lusatia, it retains all the components of the Crown of Saint Wenceslas. 1)

Knaanic language

The Knaanic language, also known as the Judeo-Slavic language, arose from Czech, Sorbian, and Polish among Jews living in Slavic areas. Over time, it gave way to Yiddish as a result of the influx of Ashkenazim fleeing persecution in Western Europe. 2)

Codex Gigas

Codex Gigas is bound in wooden covers, covered with leather and decorations made of metal. The Codex contains the whole Bible (Old and New Testament) in Latin Vulgate translation. The manuscript was created at the beginning of the 13th century in Bohemia, in the Benedictine monastery in Podlažice. It is currently held in the Royal Library in Stockholm. 3)

Drum made of human leather

In his will, Jan Žižka asked the Hussites to make a drum from his skin. According to his will, the drum made of Jan Žižka's skin was supposed to enable him to continue to warm his army in battle - even after his death. It quickly became the talisman of an army of orphans, as the Táborites called themselves after his death. The drum lost during the expedition to Kladsko was kept there until the 18th century. 4)

Crown of St. Wenceslas

Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, and Lusatia were the historical lands of the Crown of St. Wenceslas. The political union of Czechoslovakia was a relatively late concept. For centuries, Slovakia lay within the political orbit of Hungary, where it was sometimes referred to as Upper Hungary. While the Czech Republic extended its rule into Silesia and Lusatia. 5)

bohemia.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/04 05:30 by aga