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Prague astronomical clock to be removed for restoration

AP  |  Prague 

One of Prague's major tourist attractions, its medieval astronomical clock, was stopped today and is to be taken away for months for major repairs. The clock last performed its hourly show of the 12 apostles and other figures for crowds of visitors to the Czech capital today at 9 AM. officials say the clock that was installed on the in 1410 will be completely disassembled and its parts taken for restoration, the first complex fix since World War II. The entire with the clock were badly damaged in the war and the some of the postwar restoration works were not done properly and need to be fixed. "It's a necessary and responsible move to preserve it for the generations to come," said. The clock is expected to be back in its place in the late summer. There are a number of legends linked to the clock.

One of them says the entire nation will suffer when it stops running. Record flooding hit and large parts of the Czech Republic in 2002, causing the clock to stop. In 2011, it was shut down for a three-week repair, and again later that year for five minutes when died, to honour the former

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 18:20 IST
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