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Inside the alchemy laboratory of the Speculum Alchemiae museum.

Speculum Alchemiae: Secret Underground Alchemy Lab Discovered in Prague During Flood

The city of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is known for many things. But one aspect of its history is often overlooked – it was a major center of the occult and the dark arts in the 16th...
Artist’s representation of the triple burial of Dolni Vestonice

The Prehistoric Triple Burial at Dolni Vestonice - New DNA Evidence Deepens the Mystery

Three decades ago, in the Spring of 1986, archaeologists uncovered the extraordinary burial of three young individuals in a common grave. What they found presented an archaeological mystery – the...
Where Death Rings in the Hour: The Amazing Medieval Astronomical Clock of Prague

Where Death Rings in the Hour: The Amazing Medieval Astronomical Clock of Prague

The technical sophistication of the Middle Ages tends to be underestimated. Near the end of the High Middle Ages, mechanical technology such as clocks and water mills, for example, were becoming...
Artist’s representation of the triple burial of Dolni Vestonice

The Mysterious Prehistoric Triple Burial of Dolni Vestonice

Twenty-five thousand years ago, three teenagers were laid to rest in a common grave, near a village called Dolni Vestonice in the Czech province of Moravia. Their bodies had been manipulated such...
Baroque library hall in the National Library of the Czech Republic in Prague. A collection of 13,000 occult and witchcraft books that were once part of Himmler’s “witch library” were found in the library.

Stash of Books from the Witch Library of Nazi Chief Himmler Found in Prague

A collection of 13,000 occult and witchcraft books has been found recently in the National Library of the Czech Republic in Prague. It belonged to Heinrich Himmler, a SS Nazi chief. The collection...
Piwo pijacy mnisi (Beer Drinking Monks), Olaf Simony Jensen

Ancient Monastery Recreates Beer Based on Historic Recipe by British Soldiers

The Strahov Monastery in Prague, Czech Republic, has created a popular new beer based on a historic recipe. The Times of India report that they call it the Sv Norbert India Pale Ale and it is based...
The Silver Pearl: Researchers Investigate Creation of Medieval Masterpiece

The Silver Pearl: Researchers Investigate Creation of Medieval Masterpiece

A beautifully fashioned silver pearl excavated years ago at Prague Castle and made in the Middle Ages has recently been investigated and remanufactured, revealing the advanced craftsmanship that went...
The Bone Church

The Eerie Bone Church of 40,000 Souls

In a small unassuming Roman Catholic chapel, located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints in Sedlec, Czech Republic, lies a remarkable and eerie record of human history – the bones of 40,000...