The Jan Hus Memorial by Ladislav Saloun, inaugurated 1915 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Jan Hus' martyrdom, Old Town Square, Prague, Czech Republic. Hus, born 1370, was an influential religious thinker, philosopher, and reformer in Prague. He believed that Catholic mass should be given in the vernacular and Hus was burned at the stake in 1415. The huge monument depicts victorious Hussite warriors and Protestants who were forced into exile 200 years after Hus, and a young mother who symbolises national rebirth. The historic centre of Prague was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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The Jan Hus Memorial by Ladislav Saloun, inaugurated 1915 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Jan Hus' martyrdom, Old Town Square, Prague, Czech Republic. Hus, born 1370, was an influential religious thinker, philosopher, and reformer in Prague. He believed that Catholic mass should be given in the vernacular and Hus was burned at the stake in 1415. The huge monument depicts victorious Hussite warriors and Protestants who were forced into exile 200 years after Hus, and a young mother who...
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