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"Roland" Statue Review

In the middle of the central square, náměstí Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad, this statue is similar to other Roland statues seen throughout Bohemia, attesting to the town's royal privileges. (Roland is a figure in medieval and Renaissance literature; his statues are found throughout Europe.) This one represents the town hero, Wastel of Eger. Look carefully at his right foot, and you can see a small man holding a sword and a head—this shows the town had its own judge and executioner.

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  • Address: nám. Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad, Cheb, Bohemia
  • Location: Cheb
Updated: 09-26-2013

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