Prague is a city with a 1000-year old history. So no wonder that wherever you dig, you're bound to discover foundations of old houses or at least a broken pot. It's much rarer though that archaeologists find something more valuable - buried treasure, for example. But fortune smiled on a group of archaeologists last week when they discovered a clay jar chock-full of silver coins right in the centre of Prague.
"Shipwrecked" Czech foreign minister rolls up his trouser legs and wades to a fishing boat! A town invites professional sniffers to analyze its air. And Czech palaeontologists are excited over a rare find - a fossilized fish that's 90 million years old. Find out more in Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.
Furry mammoths with long white tusks wading through snow, a hairy stone-age man chopping wood with a hand-axe... Several generations of Czechs have grown up daydreaming over these photo-like paintings of prehistoric animals and people. The Czech artist Zdenek Burian, one of the great illustrators and painters of prehistoric life, was born a hundred years ago. Even in this age of computer generated images, Zdenek Burian remains unmatched.
Egypt's famous necropolis Abusir, near Saqqara, has been called the site of forgotten kings- a complex of pyramids dating back to the Old Kingdom: some two thousand years BC. Today, four pyramids still stand above the rubble and the sand; in the surroundings lie hidden tombs of priests and private officials. These tombs are now seeing the light of day thanks to the Czech Institute of Egyptology, leading excavation and discovery in the area for the last 44 years. A new exhibition in Prague explores the extent of the Czech contribution and offers
Giving birth outside police headquarters - if you are in a hurry it's as good a place as any! A dance marathon in Prague: for how many hours could YOU keep going? And, at this time of year Czechs traditionally mark All Souls Day - but Halloween's slowly taking root as well. Find out more in Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.
A former army barracks on Prague's Namesti Republiky square is going to be the site of another shopping and office complex in the centre of the city. But the project has been delayed by the discovery there of major archeological treasures - in fact it is the biggest archeological dig in the country's history.
The first recorded name for Bohemia has its roots in the Celtic word 'Boiohaemum', meaning home of the Boii people, a Celtic tribe which settled in Central Europe centuries before the Slavic peoples arrived. Ahead of the Celtic New Year, Brian Kenety takes a look at efforts to celebrate and promote the Czech lands' ancient heritage.
October 31st - Halloween - is just around the corner, a date that historically marks the end of the harvest and the slow ushering in of long dark winter. A time of year humans long believed saw the fading of the boundary between the living and the dead, so that shades again walked the earth, among them - Vampyres - stalking the living for their blood.
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