As of the 1st of January a few more items will be added to the national cultural heritage list. Among other monuments, the government has decided to include the bells of Prague's St Vitus' Cathedral, the television tower on Jested Mountain - one of the few architectural masterpieces of the communist era - a number of medieval manuscripts and also a collection of historic automobiles. The most famous among them is probably the legendary Tatra 87, in which the popular post-war explorers, Miroslav Zikmund and Jiri Hanzelka travelled around the
He was an extraordinary figure in recent Czech history: famous explorer Jiri Hanzelka, who, along with Miroslav Zikmund, organised extensive expeditions to regions around the world including Africa, Latin America, Oceania and Asia. Jiri Hanzelka died over the weekend at the age of 82, bringing an end to a unique partnership, and leaving behind a unique body of information: countless articles, photographs, and other valuable ethnographic material.