Chamber housing Czech crown jewels opened ahead of rare display

Seven senior state and church representatives unlocked the chamber that holds the Czech crown jewels on Monday. The valuable treasures, which are among the symbols of Czech statehood, are only removed from the chamber in Prague’s St. Vitus Cathedral on special occasions.

From Tuesday they will be on display at the Vladislav Hall at Prague Castle as part of an exhibition entitled Founded 1918 marking the centenary of the establishment of Czechoslovakia.

The crown jewels consist of a crown that belonged to St. Wenceslas, a royal orb and sceptre and a number of other items.