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Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards

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The Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards is a world heritage site, comprising 28 sites chiefly located in the southeastern half of Bosnia and Herzegovina, though some are in Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia.

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About 60,000 medieval tombstones of the Stećak type has been found in the region, though reportedly more than 90% of these are in a bad condition. Stećak is derived from the South Slavic verb stajati (to stand) and translates to "tall, standing thing". They were erected by many Christian denominations from the 12th to early 16th century, and include illustrations and epitaphs written in the now extinct Bosnian Cyrillic alphabet. In 2016, 28 necropolises with a total of about 4,000 stećci were added to the world heritage list.

Sites[edit]

Map of Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

  • 1 Radimlja, Stolac.
  • 2 Grčka glavica in the village of Biskup, Konjic.
  • 3 Kalufi in Krekovi, Nevesinje.
  • 4 Borak in the village of Burati, Rogatica.
  • 5 Maculje, Novi Travnik.
  • 6 Dugo polje at Blidinje, Jablanica.
  • 7 Gvozno, Kalinovik.
  • 8 Grebnice, Radmilovića Dubrava, Baljci, Bileća.
  • 9 Bijača, Ljubuški.
  • 10 Olovci, Kladanj.
  • 11 Mramor in Musići, Olovo.
  • 12 Kučarin in Hrančići, Goražde.
  • 13 Boljuni, Stolac.
  • 14 Dolovi in the village of Umoljani, Trnovo.
  • 15 Luburića polje, Sokolac.
  • 16 Potkuk in Bitunja, Berkovići.
  • 17 Bečani, Šekovići.
  • 18 Mramor in Vrbica, Foča.
  • 19 Čengića Bara, Kalinovik.
  • 20 Ravanjska vrata, Kupres.

Croatia[edit]

  • 21 Velika and Mala Crljivica, Cista Velika.
  • 22 St. Barbara, Dubravka, Konavle.

Montenegro[edit]

  • 23 Grčko groblje, Žabljak.
  • 24 Bare Žugića, Žabljak.
  • 25 Grčko groblje, Plužine.

Serbia[edit]

  • 26 Mramorje, Perućac, Bajina Bašta.
  • 27 Mramorje, Rastište, Bajina Bašta.
  • 28 Grčko groblje, Hrta, Prijepolje.

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