Stećak

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Stećak
Stećak in Radimlja necropolis
Stećak in Radimlja necropolis
Official name: Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards
Type Cultural
Criteria iii, vi
Designated 2016 (40th session)
Reference No. 1504
State Party  Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Croatia
 Montenegro
 Serbia
Region Europe and North America

Stećak (Стећак, [stetɕak]; plural: Stećci, Стећци, [stetɕtsi]) are monumental tombstones made in medieval Bosnia.

The tombstones are mostly in Bosnia and Herzegovina with a smaller amount in the border area of Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia. About 60,000 are found within the territory of the modern Bosnia and Herzegovina. The rest of 10,000 are found in what are today Croatia (4,400), Montenegro (3,500), and Serbia (4,100). The stećak are at more than 3,300 odd sites with over 90% in poor condition.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Joint Nomination for Inclusion of Stećci - Medieval Tombstones in the World Heritage List". UNESCO. 14 April 2014. 
  2. Musli, Emir (23 November 2014). "Čiji su naši stećci?" (in Bosnian). Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 1 April 2016.