Calvary - Holy Cross - Prague, Czech Republic
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N 50° 05.185 E 014° 24.743
33U E 457963 N 5548404
Calvary - Holy Cross - the sculpture on the Charles Bridge
Waymark Code: WM1652D
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 05/07/2022
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
Views: 29

On the Charles Bridge there are 30 statues of saints. Some of them complete the look of some puzzles. The Calvary sculpture even forms the main element of this puzzle. I think it would not be a bad thing at all if a separate series of "The statues of the Charles Bridge" was created.

"Calvary is an outdoor sculpture by Emanuel Max, installed on the north side of the Charles Bridge in Prague. The sculpture features a crucifix surrounded by the Hebrew words "kadosh, kadosh, kadosh, Adonai Tzva’ot" (English: holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts) from the Kedushah. In 1696, a Jewish communal leader named Elias Backoffen was forced to pay for the inscription after being accused of blasphemy. The aleph in the word "Tzva’ot" is backwards, as the letter was removed by the Nazis during the occupation of Czechoslovakia, and later mistakenly placed after the war. The vav in the word "Adonai" has gone missing. In 2009, explanatory plaques were added in English, Czech and Hebrew after the Mayor of Prague was petitioned by a group of North American rabbis."

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Location City and Country: Prague, Czech Republic

Name of Location or Landmark: Sculpture Calvary on the Charles Bridge

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Puzzle or 3d model Manufacturer: Fine Art America

Puzzle or 3d model Manufacturer's Website: [Web Link]

Puzzle Type: Cardboard 2 dimensional

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