Crown jewels taken out of St. Wenceslas Chapel for exhibit

The seven key holders to the crown jewels gathered at St.Wenceslas Chapel in St.Vitus Cathedral on Monday to open the doors of the Crown Chamber where the symbols of Czech statehood lie to have them prepared for an upcoming exhibition.  The precious relics will be on display in St Vitus Cathedral from Tuesday January 17 until January 21. The crown jewels consist of the crown of St. Wenceslas, the royal scepter, the royal orb, the coronation cross, and the coronation vestments. The exibition of the crown jewels, a rare event, is in honour of the 30th anniversary of the Czech Republic. The skull of St. Wenceslas, the nation’s patron saint, will also be on display. Visitors will be allowed to take photos.