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Italy unveils treasure 'worth more than British crown jewels'

Riches from a Neapolitan treasure trove said to be worth more than the British crown jewels are going on show in Rome in an unprecedented exhibition of emeralds and diamonds once owned by popes and kings. "The Treasure of Naples", displayed outside the southern Italian city for the first time, boasts among other things a diamond, ruby and emerald-encrusted bishop's Mitre and a large necklace made up of jewel-studded crosses dating back to 1679.

Medieval crown jewels on display at Prague castle

The Czech crown jewels went on show at Prague castle Friday, in a rare public display for the 700-year-old items that are pulled out only on special occasions. The medieval works of art consist of a gold crown decorated with 96 precious stones including rubies and sapphires, along with a sceptre, royal orb and other precious objects. "The value of the crown jewels is incalculable. That's why it's impossible to insure them," said David Sebek, spokesman for the president's office.

Medieval crown jewels on display at Prague castle

The Czech crown jewels went on show at Prague castle Friday, in a rare public display for the 700-year-old items that are pulled out only on special occasions. The medieval works of art consist of a gold crown decorated with 96 precious stones including rubies and sapphires, along with a sceptre, royal orb and other precious objects. "The value of the crown jewels is incalculable. That's why it's impossible to insure them," said David Sebek, spokesman for the president's office.

Medieval crown jewels on display at Prague castle

The Czech crown jewels went on show at Prague castle Friday, in a rare public display for the 700-year-old items that are pulled out only on special occasions. The medieval works of art consist of a gold crown decorated with 96 precious stones including rubies and sapphires, along with a sceptre, royal orb and other precious objects. "The value of the crown jewels is incalculable. That's why it's impossible to insure them," said David Sebek, spokesman for the president's office.
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